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From a photograph taken June. 1860 


of the 

Lincoln Family 

An Account of the 

Descendants of Samuel Lincoln 

of Hingham Massachusetts 

Compiled by Waldo Lincoln A. B. 

President of the American Antiquarian Society 


Commonwealth Press 


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More than thirty years ago the writer first began collect- 
ing data for the history of the descendants of Samuel Lincoln, 
his first Lincoln ancestor in America, but the difficulty of separat- 
ing the several families bearing the name of Lincoln, originating 
in Hingham, and, so far as known, of unrelated ancestry, seemed 
at. that time too discouraging and the work was temporarily 

The pubHcation in 1893 of a history of Hingham with a full and 
fairly accurate genealogy of all Hingham residents up to 1889, and 
the completion and publication of the Waldo Genealogy in 1902, 
which had engaged the writer's attention for several years, led 
him to resume his studies of the Lincoln families, and the present 
volume is the result. The Hingham genealogies provided a firm 
foundation and with few exceptions proved to be free from error, 
but every statement and date therein given has been verified or 
corrected by original records. 

There were in the little town of Hingham previous to 1640 
eight settlers bearing the surname Lincoln, viz.: Daniel the 
husbandman and his brothers Samuel the weaver and Thomas 
the weaver; Daniel the sergeant; Stephen and his brother Thomas 
the husbandman; Thomas the miller and Thomas the cooper. 
All of these are thought to have come from county Norfolk, 
England, but so far as has been learned the several families were 
not interrelated. Daniel the husbandman and Thomas the 
weaver left no famihes, the former dying unmarried; but the 
other six did leave families, and as most of these remained in 
Hingham or Cohasset, formerly a part of Hingham, for several 
generations the task of assigning each family to its proper ances- 
tor was no easy one, but it was admirably done by the compilers 
of the History of Hingham. 

The history of the family of Samuel Lincoln possesses greater 
interest? for the general American public than that of most fami- 
lies, because it numbers among its members that distinguished 
and beloved commoner, the late President Abraham Lincoln, 



whose ancestry was unknown to himself beyond his grandfather 
Lincoln, whose name he bore. On a visit to New England in 
1848 Abraham Lincoln stopped over night in Worcester and was 
entertained by the writer's grandfather, ex-Governor Levi Lin- 
coln, neither knowing of any blood relationship but suspecting it 
from the numerous Biblical names common to the families of 
both: Abraham, Samuel, Isaac, Jacob and especially Mordecai. 
It was not until after the president's death, however, that any 
real attempt was made to establish his descent from Samuel 
Lincoln; and while positive proof of this descent, it may be 
claimed, has not yet been found and probably never will be, the 
circumstantial evidence is such as to leave no reasonable doubt 
of the correctness of the deductions drawn therefrom. This 
evidence is briefly given on pages 43 to 45 of this volume, and 
references are cited for those who wish a more complete presenta- 
tion of it. 

The notation employed in this work is the same decimal letter 
system used by the writer in the Waldo Genealogy, unfamiliar to 
most but when once understood very simple and useful, showing 
at a glance the generation to which a member of the family 
belongs, and indicating clearly the relationship between two 

The system may be briefly explained as follows: The earliest 
immigrant of the family, in this case Samuel Lincoln, is lettered 
a; his children are lettered aa, ah, ac, etc. The children of the 
oldest child are lettered aaa, aab, aac, etc., of the second child 
aba, abb, abc, etc., and so on through each succeeding generation, 
each descendant having as many letters as the generation to 
which he belongs and the letters showing exactly his line of de- 
scent. For example take the last name in this volume, Mordecai 
Abel Lincoln, adaaa bbcgb. For convenience in counting, a space, 
corresponding to a decimal point, is left after the fifth and tenth 
letters. There being ten letters he belongs to the tenth generation 
and is descended from ad, the fourth child of Samuel, a. To look 
up any of his ancestors it is only necessary to leave off a sufficient 
number of letters and to turn to the person indicated by those 
remaining, without resorting to the index or the intervening an- 
cestors. For instance, to learn the record of his great-grand- 
father, leave off the last three letters, cgb, and there is left adaaa 


hb, which is the index letter of Thomas Lincoln on page 463. 
Take now the index letter of President Abraham Lincoln, page 
464, adaaa dh, and it is clear he and the aforesaid Thomas were 
own cousins, the first five letters showing they had the same 
grandfather. In the case of children of Lincoln women, to save 
space only the final letters are given and to obtain their full index 
letter it is necessary to affix these letters to the index letter 
of the mother. For example, see Deborah Lincoln, aabah, page 
65. Her children are lettered from a to g, and the index letter 
of the oldest, John, is aabab a. The hyphenating of Christian 
names is an idea of the writer to prevent the possibility of mis- 
taking a surname used as a middle name for the actual surname, 
a mistake easily made in certain cases by a hasty or careless 
reading. This method was used in the Waldo Genealogy and is 
again employed here, but where initials only are given the 
hyphen is omitted. 

To indicate that the record of any person has been carried 
forward to the next generation the index letter of such person 
is printed in roman characters, all others being in italics. 

The index is very full and complete. Every individual is sep- 
arately named, full middle names being given when known, and 
each married woman being indexed both under her married and 
her maiden names when the latter is known. All descendants 
of Samuel Lincoln and the husbands and wives of descendants 
are indexed both by letter and by page, individuals indexed by 
page alone being mentioned only incidentally. Relationships are 
thus easily determined by the index, without reference to the 

Most of the data in this volume were obtained before 1914, 
when the work was practically finished; and the book would have 
been published several years ago, had not the great war inter- 
fered. Since the war the cost of paper and printing has been so 
excessive that publication has been delayed until the present, in 
the hope that these costs might be less. No attempt has been 
made, except in a few cases, to bring the records down to the date 
of publication, and it is a matter of regret that the war services 
of the members of the family are, as a rule, of necessity not in- 
cluded. It was hoped to make a more complete presentation of 
the later Pennsylvania families, but in this the writer has been 


disappointed. Yet nearly every family has been so far traced 
that it is thought that few descendants, who know the names of 
their grandparents, will have any difficulty in tracing their ances- 
try back to Samuel Lincoln. 

By careful and repeated reading of manuscript and proof, an 
attempt has been made to eliminate all errors, yet undoubtedly 
many remain. For those made in copying official records and 
private manuscripts and in quotations from pubHshed books, 
the compiler is alone responsible. In all cases he has followed the 
given spelling of Christian and family names, not wishing to alter 
official or family records even when it seemed probable that an 
error had been made. Where official and family records differ as 
to dates, the family Bible has been considered the best authority, 
official records next and gravestones the least reliable of all. 
Frequently all dates have been given, with the authority for each. 

The writer wishes to acknowledge his obligation to all the 
members of the family and others who have assisted him, by 
materials and records, in this compilation. Credit has been given 
to each in the proper place, among the authorities cited at the 
end of each biography. This has seemed a more satisfactory way 
of indicating the sources of information than by footnotes, which 
was the system adopted in the Waldo Genealogy. For permission 
to use the two photographs of Abraham Lincoln for reproduction 
in half-tone, acknowledgment is made to Mr. Frederick H. 
Meserve of New York, from whose book, ''The Photographs 
of Abraham Lincoln," they have been taken. 

Waldo Lincoln. 

Worcester, Mass., January 1, 1923. 



First and Second Generations 1 

Third Generation 28 

Fourth Generation 64 

Fifth Generation 135 

Sixth Generation 251 

Seventh Generation 399 

Eighth Generation 526 

Ninth and Tenth Generations 602 


Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. From a photo- 
graph taken June, 1860. By permission of Frederick Hill 
Meserve Frontispiece 

Facing Page 

The Old Church, Hingham, Mass., erected 1681. Familiarly 
known as the '' Old Ship." From an undated lithograph. . 6 

House of Mordecai Lincoln, 1656-1727, at Scituate, Mass. 
Erected about 1695. From a photograph taken in 1910. . 16 

Site of Mordecai Lincoln's iron works on Bound brook, 
Cohasset, Mass. From a photograph taken in 1910. . . 16 

House of Mordecai Lincoln, 1686-1736, at Exeter, Penn. 
Erected in 1733. From a photograph taken about 1909. . 46 

Monument to, and grave of, the early settlers of Hingham, 
Mass., in Hingham cemetery 59 

House of Isaac Lincoln, 1691-1771, at Cohasset, Mass. 
Erected in 1717. From a photograph taken in 1910. . . 59 

Portrait of Levi Lincoln, Sen., 1749-1820. From an oil 
painting by James S. Lincoln, in the Court House, 
Worcester, Mass 157 

Portrait of Levi Lincoln, Sen., 1749-1820. From a colored 
wax relief by John Christian Rauschner made in 1808. 162 

Portrait of Levi Lincoln, Jun., 1782-1868. From the origi- 
nal by Chester Harding, painted in 1828 278 

Portrait of Enoch Lincoln, 1788-1829. From an original paint- 
ing, artist unknown, in the State House at Augusta, Me. . 287 

Death of Captain George Lincoln, 1816-1847, at the Battle 
of Buena Vista, Feb. 23, 1847. From a contemporary print. 417 

Portrait of Frederic Walker Lincoln, 1817-1898. From a 
steel engraving 422 


Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. From a photo- 
graph taken Feb. 9, 1864. By permission of Frederick 
Hill Meserve 470 

Portrait of Waldo Lincoln, of Worcester, Mass. From a 
photograph 539 

House of Levi Lincoln, Jun., 1782-1868, at Worcester, Mass. 
Erected in 1836. From a photograph taken about 1865. 541 



p. 145, line 24, for ''1813" read 1815. 
p. 256, line 17, for ''Jan." read June. 

line 19, omit "but her age is incorrectly given." 
p. 307, line 9 from bottom, for "Sept. 20, 1866" read Sept. 25, 

line 3 from bottom, for "Sept. 26, 1840" read Sept. 29, 
p. 410, line 5, for "first" read second. 

line 8, erase all. 
p. 427, line 10 from bottom, for "1876" read 1875. 

line 4 from bottom, for "1875" read 1876. 
p. 448, line 7 for " 1863' ' read 1883. 
p. 527, line 26, for "1878" read 1877. 
p. 533, line 2 from bottom, for "1899" read 1889. 
p. 604, line 1, for "1919" read 1918. 


The birth and parentage of Samuel Lincoln, the settler in 
Hingham, Mass., whose family and descendants this volume 
will attempt to trace up to the present time, remains still 
in doubt. The assumption in "The Ancestry of Abraham 
Lincoln" by Lea and Hutchinson that he was that Samuel 
Lincoln, son of Edward Lincoln, who was baptized at Hingham, 
England, Aug. 24, 1622, does not seem to be founded on suffi- 
ciently strong evidence to make it sure. It is in fact contradicted 
by the age given to Samuel on his emigration in 1637, and by the 
age assigned to him on his death, both of which make him born 
in 1619, three years before his baptism, a very unusual delay in 
those days and the more unlikely since Edward Lincoln's son 
Daniel was baptized in that year, and moreover all his other 
children were duly baptized at irregular intervals between 1600 
and 1625. ^ 

The only evidence which supports the claim that the American 
Samuel was the son of Edward of Hingham, England, is the 
proved fact that he had a brother Daniel, who was probably 
older than himself. This brother Daniel died at Hingham, 
Mass., unmarried, Apr. 5, 1644, but unfortunately his age at 
death is unknown. There was, however, another Daniel Lincoln 
in the Massachusetts Hingham, a resident there as early as 
1644-5, wWodied March 19, 1698-9, in his 80th year, which would 
make him born in 1619, and he is quite as likely to have been the 
son of Edward Lincoln of old Hingham as the other; and as he 
was certainly not the brother of our Samuel, it makes the latter's 
parentage the more uncertain. Until other confirmatory evidence 
is found, therefore, one cannot accept as proved beyond reason- 
able doubt the claim that Samuel was the son of Edward Lincoln 
of old Hingham, and that he was baptized Aug. 24, 1622. 

What is certain, however, is that three brothers Lincoln 

^^ere among the earliest settlers of Hingham, Mass. The old- 

;t of these, Thomas, is first mentioned by Daniel Gushing 

''The Founders of New England," p. 77, in the following 



words: " 1633 Also Nicholas Jacob with his wife and two children, 
and their cosen Thomas Lincoln, weaver, came from Old Hing- 
ham and settled in this Hingham." He is said to have resided 
for about two years in Charlestown and Watertown, and he 
received a grant of land in Hingham at Weary-All (now Otis) 
Hill in 1635, and July 3, 1636, a houselot of five acres was granted 
him on the south side of Town (now South) street. He was 
twice married but the surname of neither of his wives is known. 
The Christian name of his first wife was Susanna, and of his 
second, Mary. Susanna died in March, 1641. She was un- 
doubtedly born in England and was probably married there. 
Mary died in Hingham, Dec. 21, 1683, being then ''an aged 
woman." Thomas died in Hingham Sept. 2, 1675, leaving no 
children and, probably, never having had any, as there is no 
record of their birth or baptism. Messrs. Lea and Hutchinson 
not finding his name among Edward Lincoln's sons in the baptis- 
mal register of old Hingham, assumed that he was born before 
1600, the registers before that date having been destroyed. This 
is quite possible but such an assumption does not furnish any 
positive proof of their claim that Samuel was the son of Edward. 
The following deed is evidence that neither Thomas Lincoln 
nor his wife Mary could write well enough to sign their names: 

"July 14, 1664, Thomas Lincorne of Hingham husbandman 
and Mary his wife, for twenty pounds Starling ... to Samuel 
Lincorne of S^ town Mariner, two accres [of land] Lying by y® 
highway Side goeing to Waymouth Mill . . . which Land 
was given by ye s^ Town of Hingham unto y® S^ Thomas 
Lincorne in Satisfaction for y^ high way running through part of 
his home Lott 

signed Thomas Lincoln 

his X marke & a Scale 
Mary X Lincolne & a Seale"* 
her m'ke 

That Thomas was a brother of Samuel is proved by his will 
which was presented for probate at Boston, October, 1675, being 
without date or signature. As no mention is made in it of 
Samuel's daughter Rebecca it was probably made before h'^** , 
birth, which occurred in March, 1673, and the lack of signati ^^ 

♦Suffolk County Deeds, vol. iv, fol. 195. 


indicates that Thomas was then too ill even to make his mark, 
perhaps being paralysed. 

Will of Thomas Lincoln of Hingham 

''I Thomas Lincolne of Hingham of the County of Suffolk 
in New England being sick in body but of pfect memory doe 
make & ordaine this my laste Will & testam* in manner and forme 
as followeth Imp" I bequeath my Soule into the hands of al- 
mighty god trusting to be saved by the merritts of Jesus Christ 
& my body to be buryed with Christian buryall. Itm, my minde 
and will is that all my just debts shall be paid by my executrix 
hereafter mentioned Itm I give & bequeath all my movable goods 
unto Mary Lincolne my beloved wife to be whollye and Solely 
at her disposeing whome I make sole executrix of this my Last 
wille & testam*, I give and bequeath unto the sd Mary my sd 
wife my dwelling house & all my Lands Orchards and Gardens 
& meadowes and all the timber and wood upon the sd Lands and 
all my rights & privileges in Common or otherwise within the 
towneship of Hingham aforesd during the time of her naturall 
life Itm my minde and will is that after the decease of the sd 
Mary my wife Daniell Lincolne my nephew the sonn of Sam" 
Lincolne my brother shall have the house lott that I now dwele 
upon which was given me by ye towne of Hingham afores^ & 
also halfe my Salt meadow lying at a place called Abrahams well 
aforesd & halfe my planting Lott upon Weary-all hill & 
also foure shares of all my divisions of Lands Lately granted 
unto me by the towne of hingham afores^ and also & also [sic] 
foure shares of all the Common & Commonage with all the wood 
and timber thereupon Itm I give and bequeath unto Samuell 
Lincolne my nephew the eldest Sonn of my brother Samuell 
Lincolne the houselott that I formerly purchased of Jarvice 
Goold (deceased) and also the other halfe of my salt meadow 
& the other halfe of my Planting Lott upon s^ Wearyall Hill 
& also three Shares in all the aforesd devision of Lands & Com- 
monage with all the Timber and wood thereupon as well that 
which shall be laid out hereafter as that which is Layd out already 
Itm I give unto Samuell Lincolne my Brother five pounds Stearl- 
ing to bee paid by Samuell Lincolne my sd Nephew — within two 


yeares after the decease of the sd Mary my wife Itm I give unto 
Mary Lincolne the Daughter of my s^ Brother Samuell five 
pounds Starhng to be paid unto her by the sd Samuell Lincolne 
My sd Nephew within two yeares after the decease of the sd 
Mary my s^ wife Itm I give unto Mordicah Lincolne my Nephew 
the Sonn of my sd Brother five pounds Starling to be paid unto 
him by Samuell Lincolne my s^ Nephew as afores^. Itm I give 
unto Thomas Lincolne the Sonn of my Brother Samuell Lincolne 
twelve pounds Starling to be paid unto him by Daniell Lincolne 
my sd Nephew within the time afores*^. Itm I give unto Martha 
Lincolne the Daughter of my s^ Brother five pounds Starhng to 
be paid her by the s^ Daniell Lincolne within the time afores^. 
Itm I give unto Sarah Lincolne the Daughter of my s^ Brother 
eight pounds Starling to be paid her by the s^ Daniel Lincolne 
within the time afores^ & my minde & will is that if it shall soe 
happen that any one or more of the persons to whome I have 
given and bequeathed the above s^ Lands & legacies unto shall 
depart this naturall life before the time of receiving there s^ 
Lands or legacies that then there s^ part or parts of Lands or 
legacies belonging to the party or parties soe deceased shall be 
equally devided among the others that shall survive & further my 
minde & wille is that the s^ Mary my s^ wife shall have power 
and Liberty if she shall stand in neade to sell all or any pt of the 
above s^ Lands or meadows or timber or wood to supply her 
necessity during the time of her naturall life Edmund Pitts & 
Josias Lorin appeared before Jn° Leverett Esq"" Gov"" & Edward 
Tyng Esq' Assis* this 26*^ of 8*^ 1675 made Oath that they being 
present saw Tho. Lincolne at the house of the s^ Pitts when the 
paper was Reade to him who declared it to be his minde and 
that he was of a sounde disposeing minde to the best of there 
knowledge this done as attests freegrace Bendall Record'. 

'Tresent Jn° Leverett Esq' Gov' ) ^^^^^^ 36* S"' 1675 
& Edward Tyng Esq Assist J 
"Administragon to the estate of Thomas Lincolne Late of 
Hingham deceased is granted to Mary Lincolne his relict & 
Samuell Lincolne his nephew they bringing in an Inventory of 
sd estate & giveing Securitie to administer according to Law this 
done as attests free grace Bendall Record'." (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. vi, fol. 98.) 


The second of the three Lincoln brothers was Daniel, called 
*'the husbandman" to distinguish him from that other Daniel 
Lincoln, whose death in 1699 has already been mentioned, and 
who was known as *'the sergeant," 'Hhe boatman," ''the sea- 
man," and also more significantly as ''the young man." Now 
as Samuel's brother, Daniel, died unmarried at Hingham, Apr. 
3, 1644, he would then have been, if son of Edward Lincoln of 
Hingham, England, as "The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln" 
would have us believe, but twenty-five years old and of exactly 
the same age as the other Daniel Lincoln. Does not the fact 
that the latter was known as "the young man" make it probable 
that Samuel's brother Daniel was of more mature years, and 
that these three brothers were therefore not the sons of Edward 
Lincoln of old Hingham? 

That the Daniel who died in 1644 was the brother of Samuel, 
is proved by a deed dated Dec. 1, 1645, and recorded in Suffolk 
County Deeds, vol. iv, pp. 195, 214, by which Samuel Lincolne 
of Hingham, conveyed to Daniel Gushing of Hingham, "3 acres 
of land which was given to the aforesaid Samuel Lyncolne by his 
brother Daniel Lyncolne deceased . . . upon the Hill in the 
Palayne necke called the worlds end." 

a. Samuel Lincoln, the third of the three Lincoln brothers 
who were settled in Hingham, Mass., before 1640, was born, ac- 
cording to his age as given when he left England and when 
he died, in 1619. He had, apparently, been apprenticed to 
Francis Lawes, a weaver of Norwich, Eng., and sailed with 
him and his family from Ipswich or Yarmouth for the new world, 
early in 1637, being then eighteen years old. His departure is 
thus noted in "The Original Lists" by John-Camden Hotten, 
pp. 289-290: 

"These persons went to New England :with William : Andre wes 
of Ipswich M"^ of the John rand Dorothey:of Ipswich and with 
William Andrewes his Sone:M^ of the Rose:of Yarmouth. 

"[Aprill the/8th/1637]* . . . RANCIS :LAWES :bo'ne in 
No'^wch in No'"ff and their living Weauear/aged . . . nd 
LIDDEA:his wife /aged /49 yeares/with one Child MAREY: 
and 2 saruants. SAMUELL:LINCORNE:aged 18 yeares/and 

♦The date is destroyed but the dates preceding and following are Apr. 8, 1637. 


ANNE:SMITH:aged 19 yeares ar desirous to passe fo^ New Eng- 
land to inhabitt///'' 

The vessel arrived at Boston June 20, 1637, and Francis Lawes 
went immediately, or soon, to Salem, taking with him young 
Lincoln, whom he must have, soon after, released from his 
apprenticeship since Daniel Cushing's record in ''The Founders 
of New England," p. 77, says: ''1637 John Tower and Samuel 
Lincoln came from Old Hingham and both settled at New 
Hingham. Samuel Lincoln living some time at Salem." The 
stay in Salem could not have been of many months' duration. 
The statement by Mr. Gushing that Samuel came from Hingham 
is of interest and should be true, since Gushing himself was not 
only from old Hingham but was baptized there in 1619, and 
must have known from what town Samuel came. This is the 
strongest evidence there is that Samuel was the son of Edward 
Lincoln, since the baptism of no other Samuel is recorded at 

May 3,1649, Samuel Lincolne of Hingham, mariner, purchased 
from Gornelius Gantelbery of Hingham, cooper, a dwelling 
house in Hingham with two acres of land adjoining. (Suffolk 
County Deeds, vol. i, fol. 104.) This was probably at the time 
of his marriage. The lot, which seems to have expanded to 
five acres, was situated near the present railroad station, and 
was the same which was granted by the town to William Arnall 
in 1635. The house disappeared long ago but a part of the 
homestead was occupied until recently, and perhaps still is, by 
one branch of Samuel's descendants, the heirs of Asa Lincoln, 
aahcd a. 

By trade Samuel was, as has been said, a weaver like his 
brother Thomas, but he was also known and designated as a 
"mariner." He died May 26, 1690, at Hingham, aged 71 years. 
The date of his marriage and the surname of his wife have not 
been discovered. Perhaps the name ''Mordecai" which he gave 
to his third and fourth sons may sometime help to solve the 
mystery of his wife's parentage. Her Christian name was 
Martha and she died Apr. 10, 1693, at Hingham. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 459-460.) 

July 19, 1680. ''Whereas the Inhabitants of the Towne of 





Hingham . . . lately granted to Thomas Lyncolne late of sd 
Hingham, weaver now dec'd, and to Samuel Lyncolne Sen^ of 
the sd Hingham and Brother to the sd Thomas Lyncolne . . . 
The Thirty Lott of Land in the Second division of Conahassett 
upland in Hingham afforesd, each of the sd partyes to have a 
part in the sd thirty Lott of Land according to his number of 
Shares of Commons lately granted to y™ by the sd Towne of 
Hingham (viz*) The sd Thomas Lincolne seven shares of the 
sd Lott of Land, and the sd Samuel Lincolne Sen"" five shares 
. . . and whereas the sd Thomas Lincolne haveing by his last 
will and Testament given unto Mary Lincolne his wife his house 
and Land in the sd Towne of Hingham during the Terme of her 
Natural life, and after her decease to his Two Nephews (viz*^) 
Dan^ Lincolne and Samuel Lincolne the two Sonnes of his 
Brother Samuel Lincolne S'' . . . now know All men by 
these presents, that they the afforesd Samuel Lincolne Sen*" 
and Martha his wife and the sd Mary Lincolne widdow y® relict 
of the sd Thomas Lincolne & y^ sd Samuel Lincolne jun*" and 
the sd Daniel Lincolne, the sonnes of the sd Samuel Lincolne 
sen"", the Nephews of the sd Thomas Lincolne deed ... for 
. . . Nineteen pounds and Tenn shillings of Currant Money 
of New England Coyne . . . have . . . sold . . . unto 
. . . Peter Cushing ... the aforesd Thirty Lott." 

the marke X of Samuel 

Lincolne Senior [seal] 

the Mark of X Marthe 

Lincolne [seal] 

Samuel Lincolne & a seale 
Daniel Lincolne & a seale 
the marke of X Mary 

Lincolne & [seal] 

her seale 

Children, born at Hingham:* 

aa. Samuel, bapt. Aug. 25, 1650. 

ab. Daniel, born Jan. 1 (bapt. Jan. 2), 1652-3. 

ac. MoRDECAi, born June 19, 1655; died July 9, 1655. 

ad. MoRDECAi, born June 14, 1657. 

ae. Thomas, born Sept. 8, 1659; died Nov. 13, 1661. 

*Hist. of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 460; Savage's Gen. Diet., vol. iii, p. 92; N. E. Hist. & 
den. Register, vol. xiii. pp. 213-5. 


a/. Mary, born March 27, 1662; died March, 1752, at Hingham. She was 
married Jan. 3, 1683-4, at Hingham by Jonathan Bosworth of Hull, 
Mass., to Joseph^, son of Joseph^ (Clement^) and Esther (Hilliard) Bates of 
Hingham, born Sept. 28, 1660, at Hingham; died Nov. 3, 1714, at Hingham. 
He purchased in 1683, of his uncle Samuel Bates for £10:10 sh. one half 
of lot 68 in the first division of "Conehassit," then the second precinct 
of Hingham, just south of Deerhill Lane, now Sohier street, of which 
his father owned the other half. After his father's death in 1706 he owned 
the whole lot, and he seems to have built a house upon the eastern end 
of it just before his death, which he never occupied. He lived in the 
second precinct on what is now Cedar street in Cohasset, near the present 
Hingham Hne. He was by trade a mason; constable in 1705; one of the 
seven men who with Mr. Hobart first signed the covenant of the First 
Church. Rev. Jacob FUnt calls him "a man of some distinction from his 
piety and useful acquirements." His will, dated July 31, 1713, probated 
Aug. 18, 1713, gives to his wife Mary £100 and other valuables and "the 
west end of my dwelling house during the time she remains my widow." 
It names his sons Joseph and Jonathan, who were to divide between them 
the greater part of his real estate; his daughters Mary Wilson, Rachel 
Bate and Hester Bate; and his son-in-law, George Wilson. On his grave- 
stone in Central cemetery, Cohasset, his name is spelled "Beat." (Hist, 
of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 40; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 22-3.) 
Children, born at Hingham : 

a. Mary, born Dec. 25, 1684; mar. George Wilson. 

h. Joseph, born May 6, 1687; mar. Deborah Clapp. 

c. Jonathan, born Sept. 14, 1689; mar. Susanna Beal. 

d. Rachel, born Feb. 3, 1691-2; mar. Thomas Phillips. 

e. Susanna, born Oct. 19, 1694; died Apr. 3, 1706. 

/. Hester, born Sept. 14, 1697; mar. Chasling Worrick. 

ag. Thomas, bom Aug. 20, 1664. 

ah. Martha, born Feb. 11, 1666-7; died Feb. 12, 1740-1, unmarried. 

ai. Sarah, born Aug. 13, 1669; died Aug. 30, 1669. 

aj. Sarah, born June 17, 1671; died Nov. 28, 1743, at Hingham, unmarried. 
Administration on the estate of Sarah Lincoln of Hingham, spinster, was 
granted to Rebeckah Nichols of Hingham, widow, "her sister," Dec. 8, 
1743. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. xxxvi, f. 483.) She is 
buried at Cohasset. 

ak. Rebecca, born March 11, 1673-4; died Feb. 4, 1757, at Hingham. She 
married (1), May 14, 1695, at Hingham, John^, son of James^ {Thomas^) 
and Abigail (Lothrop) Clarke of Plymouth, Mass. (Landmarks of Ply- 
mouth, Pt. ii, p. 60.) Neither the record of his birth nor of his death 
has been found, but the latter occurred before June 20, 1720, when Rebecca 
Clarke was appointed administratrix on his estate, her petition naming 
all the children given hereafter. They lived at Plymouth. She married 
(2), June 24, 1725, at Hingham, IsraeP, son of Thomas^ and Rebecca (Jos- 
selyn) Nichols of Hingham, who was bapt. Sept. 1, 1650, at Hingham 
and died Jan. 24, 1733-4, at Hingham. She was his third wife. His fiirst 
wife, by whom he had five children, was named Mary; his second wife, 
by whom he had ten children, was Mary Sumner. He was a "weaver"; 
constable in 1690. He lived on Green Hill, Hull, and late in Hfe on 
the "Jerusalem Road," having moved his house across Straits pond 
on the ice before 1695, when the selectmen appointed Samuel Jacobs 


"to lay out a highway for Israel Nichols near his new dwelling house 
at Cohassett." (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 84; The Mayflower Desc, 
vol. ii, p. 77; Thomas Clarke Genealogy, p. 18; Cohasset Genealogies, 
p. 297; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. Ixxi, p. 254.) 
Children, by first husband, born at Plymouth: 

a. James Clarke, born March 12, 1695-6; mar. Meriba Tupper. 

6. Abigail Clarke, born July 31, 1698; mar. Josiah Hathaway. 

c. John Clarke, born Sept. 1, 1701; mar. Rebecca Hathaway. 

d. Joseph Clarke, born Jan. 26, 1703-4; mar. Elizabeth Alcock. 

e. Martha Clarke, birth not recorded; mar. Isaac Bates. 
/. Mary Clarke, born Jan. 12, 1711-2; mar. Jacob Bates. 

aa. Samuel, son of Samuel and Martha Lincoln of Hingham, 
Mass., bapt. Aug. 25, 1650, at Hingham; died March, 1720-1, 
at Hingham in his 71st year. He was by occupation a carpenter 
and lived on the paternal homestead on North street, near 
Thaxter's bridge, in Hingham. He was selectman in 1694 and 
1698. In 1675 and 1676 he was a member of Capt. Johnson's 
Company, and participated as cavalryman in the great Narra- 
gansett fight when Johnson lost his life. (N. E. Hist. & Gen. 
Register, vols, viii, p. 243; xxxix, pp. 76-7.) In 1679 his name 
appears in ''a list of foot-soldiers belonging to Hingham, who are 
willing to serve the country in the capacity of troopers." June 
4, 1685, as a reward for services, a grant was made to '' Samuel 
Lyncolne and three more of Hingham, and others of other 
towns, of land in the Nipmuck country." He held various 
mihtary offices and was styled ''cornet." The ''History of 
Hingham," vol. ii, p. 460, says that "his will made soon after the 
decease of his wife provides for three sons and six daughters; 
also for his sister Martha while she remains a maiden." The 
compiler has not found this will but, according to Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. xxii, f. 146, he died intestate and ad- 
ministration on his estate was granted, Apr. 12, 1721, to Samuel 
Lincoln of Hingham, his son. He is then described as "house 

He married, Apr. 29, 1687, at Hingham, Deborah^ daughter 
of William^ {William}) and Rebecca (Chubbuck) Hersey of 
Hingham, born Jan. 1, 1665-6, at Hingham; died Apr. 28, 1706, 
at Hingham, aged 40 years. Her grandfather William^ Hersey 
came to New England in 1635, and settled in Hingham early in 
the autumn of that year. He was freeman, 1638. He is thought 
to have been a native of Hingham, England. The surname 


Hersey is very ancient and, probably, of French origin as it 
appears in the Ust of those who went to England with William 
the Conqueror. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 298.) Thomas 
Chubbuck, Deborah's maternal grandfather, was a settler in 
Hingham in 1634 or, more probably, in 1635 when he received 
a grant of a house lot at Broad Cove. {Ibid., p. 122.) 

• Children, born at Hingham: 

aaa. Deborah, born June 15, 1689; died Nov. 25, 1711, at Hingham; married, 
Feb. 28, 1710-1, at Hingham, James^, son of Stephen^ {Stephen^) and 
Elizabeth (Hawke) Lincoln of Hingham, born Oct. 26, 1681, at Hingham; 
died there May 3, 1731. He married (2), Feb. 10, 1718-9, at Boston, 
Mass., Joanna^, daughter of John^ and Ruth (Joy) Low (Boston Records 
call her "How") of Hingham, born March 27, 1693, at Hingham, where 
she died Jan. 4, 1725-6, without children. He was a carpenter or "house- 
wright" and lived at Hingham on the paternal homestead on South 
street, near the corner of Hersey. His will, dated March 15, 1730-1, pro- 
bated May 17, 1731, names: "cousin Isaac Lincoln son of my brother 
David Lincoln"; "cousins David Lincoln and Matthew Lincoln"; 
"cousin Enoch Whiton"; "Caleb Marsh and Sarah Marsh the grandchil- 
dren of my sister Mary Whiton, dec'd"; "cousin Mary Beal"; "cousin 
Thomas Andrews"; "cousin Ruth Beal"; "cousin Abigail Lane"; "cousin 
Ephraim Andrews"; "cousins EHzabeth Waterman, Bithiah Lincoln, 
Abigail Waters, Margaret Whiton, Abigail Lane and Lydia Lane." 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. xxix, f . 36.) Mr. Lincoln's grand- 
father, Stephen Lincoln, came to New England from Wymondham, 
county Norfolk, England, with his wife Margaret and son Stephen, in 
the ship "Diligent," arriving Aug. 10, 1638, and soon after settled at 
Hingham. He was brother of Thomas Lincoln "the husbandman," 
another Hingham settler. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 476.) 

Child, born at Hingham : 

a. James, born Nov. 2, 1711; died Dec. 11, 1711. 

aab. Samuel, born Feb. 1, 1690-1. 

aac. Jedediah, born Oct. 2, 1692. 

aad. Mary, born Sept. 18, 1694; died Feb. 20, 1714-5, at Hingham; married, 
Apr. 29, 1714, at Hingham, NathanieP, son of John^ {Johin}) and Hannah 
(Beal) Fearing of Hingham, born Jan. 2, 1679-80, at Hingham; died there 
Apr. 22, 1751. He married (2), Jan. 25, 1715-6, at Hingham, Sarah*, 
daughter of Benjamin^ (Humphrey^, John^) and Rebecca (Hersey) John- 
son of Hingham, born Feb. 7, 1693-4, at Hingham where she died. May 
15, 1736, and by her he had four children: Sarah, Mary, Rachel and 
Ruth. Rachel married her cousin Enoch Lincoln, aach. Mr. Fearing 
was a farmer and Hved at Hingham on the paternal homestead on North 
street, nearly opposite the present Universalist meeting-house. He was 
constable, 1717; selectman, 1723. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 218.) 

Child, born at Hingham : 

a. Elijah, born Jan. 31, 1714-5; married Deborah Leavitt, aaeb. 

aae. Rebecca, born Aug. 11, 1697; married June 4, 1718, at Weymouth, 
Mass. (Weymouth Records; they were published at Hingham, Nov. 9, 
1717), Abraham^ son of IsraeP {John^) and Lydia (Jackson) Leavitt of 


Hingham, born Nov. 27, 1686, at Hingham; died there, Jan. 21, 1767. 
She was his second wife. His first wife, whom he married Aug. 23, 1714, 
at Hingham, was Hannah^, daughter of Ebenezer' {George^, William}) and 
Hannah (Hersey) Lane of Hingham, born Feb. 13, 1689-90, at Hingham; 
died there Dec. 16, 1714, leaving one child, Abraham. Mr. Leavitt 
was a "cooper" and hved at Hingham on Pleasant street. "History of 
Hingham," vol. ii, p. 430, says that Mrs. Rebecca Leavitt survived her 
husband and married (2), Nov. 1, 1770, at Hingham, Nathan Stevens. 
This is an error. Mrs. Rebecca Stevens died at Pembroke, Mass., March 
8, 1816, in her 69th year, and was therefore born about 1746. Moreover 
Nathan and Rebecca Stevens had five children, which is manifestly 
impossible for a woman of over seventy years. (See Pembroke 
Children, born at Hingham : 

o. Rebecca, bom June 22, 1720; mar. Samuel Gill. 

h. Deborah, born Aug. 5, 1722; mar. Eliiah Fearing, aada, 

aaf. Elisha, born Sept. 3, 1699. 

aag. Lydia, born Sept. 14, 1701; married, Dec. 17, 1724 ("Joy Family" 
says Dec. 7.), at Hingham, John^, son of Joseph' {Joseph^, Thomas^) 
and Ehzabeth (Andrews) Joy of Hingham, bom Feb. 7, 1695-6, at Hing- 
ham. She was admitted to the First Church, 1728. They lived at 
Hingham Center, on Main street near the common, but probably moved 
away in 1762, when they sold their house. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. 
ii, p. 398; Thomas Joy and his Descendants, pp. 68-70; Suffolk County 
Deeds, vol. xcviii, f. 102.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

a. Lydia, born Oct. 5, 1725; mar. (?) Seth Edson of Bridgewater. 

b. John, born June 4, 1727; mar. Bethiah Sprague, March 4, 1762. 
("Joy Family" says he married Sarah Homer, at Boston, where 
their intentions were published, Oct. 4, 1750. Bethiah must, 
therefore, have been a second wife, if she married him, but see 
his brother Benjamin, aagf.) 

c. Lefe (?Relief), born Sept. 21, 1729; mar. Nehemiah Washbum. 

d. Deborah, bom June 23, 1732; mar. Daniel Woodward. 
€. Mary, bora May 9, 1736. 

/. Benjamin, bom July 13, 1740; he is said to have married Bethiah 

Sprague. See John, aagh. 
g. Huldah, born Dec. 20, 1741; died Apr. 11, 1746. 
aah. Abigail, born Jan. 11, 1703-4; died July 17, 1767, at Hingham; married, 
Nov. 1, 1725, at Boston, Mass. (by Penn Townsend, Esq., J. P.) (Boston 
Records), Matthew^ son of David^ (Stephen^, Stephen^) and Margaret 
(Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, born Sept. 2, 1698, at Hingham; died 
there, Aug. 24, 1781. He was a farmer and lived at Hingham on South 
street, corner of Hersey. His will dated Apr. 21, 1781, probated Sept. 
14, 1781, names all of his children and his "uncle James Lincoln, de- 
ceased."* (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixxx, f. 423.) His 
mother, Margaret Lincoln, was granddaughter of Thomas Lincoln 
"the cooper," who came from the west of England and settled in Hing- 
ham about 1635, but was, so far as known, no relation of Samuel Lin- 
coln, a. (Hist, of Hingham, vols, ii, p. 477; iii, p. 2.) 

*He was also his brother-in-law, see aaa. 


Children, born at Hingham: 

a. Stephen, born Sept. 25, 1726; mar. (1) Lydia Gushing; (2) 

Mrs. Lydia (Whiton) Beal. 
h. Noah, born Nov. 18, 1728; died Nov. 13, 1810, unmarried.* 

c. Elizabeth, born Aug 28, 1730; died Feb. 5, 1797, unmarried. 

d. Job, born Dec. 13, 1732; mar. Mercy Hersey. 

e. Matthew, born June 10, 1735; mar. (1) Susannah Gill; (2) 
Rebecca Lincoln, aacab. 

/. Levi, 1 ^orn March 5, 1737-8; ( ^.^^- Elizabeth Norton. 

g. Abigail, / \ died Sept. 7, 1813, unmarried. 

h. Jael, born Dec. 2, 1740; died July 5, 1781, unmarried. 

I. Isaiah, born Nov. 2, 1743; died Apr. 1, 1786. 
aai. Susanna, born Apr. 18, 1706; died March 24, 1760, at Hingham; married, 
June 3, 1725, at Hingham, Josiah^, son of Thomas^ {Thomas^ the cooper) 
and Lydia (Hobart) Lincoln of Hingham, born Apr. 10, 1699, at Hing- 
ham; died Jan. 23, 1774, at Hingham. He was a farmer, living at Hing- 
ham on Fort Hill street, near West. He was a deacon of the Ghurch; 
constable, 1731; and selectman, 1737, 1742 and 1743. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. iii, p. 5.) His will, dated Aug. 24, 1773, probated Feb. 4, 1774, 
names: sons Josiah, Hosea, Joseph and Jeremiah; daughters Lydia 
Waterman, Susanna and Olive Lincoln; and brother Thomas Lincoln. 
(Suffolk Gounty Probate Records, vol. Ixxiii, f. 397.) 
Ghildren, born at Hingham : 

a. Lydia, born Apr. 26, 1726; died Sept. 15, 1727. 

b. Josiah, born May 6, 1728; mar. (1) Molly Holbrook; (2) Abigail 
Andrews . 

c. Joseph, born Sept. 16, 1731; mar. Elizabeth Beal. 

d. Jeremiah, born Oct. 28, 1733; mar. Sarah Hersey. 

e. Lydia, born March 9, 1735-6; mar. Thomas Waterman, Jr. 
/. Susanna, born June 17, 1739; died soon. 

g, Isaiah, born Sept. 20, 1741 ; died before his father. 

h. Hosea, born May 18, 1745; died Sept. 23, 1798. 

i. Susanna, born July 27, 1747; married Nathaniel Lincoln of 

the family of Stephen Lincoln. (See aaa.) 
j. Olive, born Jan. 13, 1753; mar. John Beal, 3d. 

ab. Daniel, son of Samuel and Martha Lincoln of Hingham, 
Mass., born Jan. 1 (bapt. Jan. 2), 1652-3, at Hingham (N. E. 
Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. xiii, p. 214); died Apr. 29, 1732, at 
Hingham, aged 79 years. He was a farmer, called ''planter" 
in his will, a large landowner, and according to ''Cohasset 
Genealogies" was interested in the ''iron mills" of his brother 
Mordecai. He lived in the second precinct of Hingham, now 
Cohasset, about a quarter of a mile from the head of Little 
Harbor, in a house which he built about the time of his marriage; 

*The will of Noah Lincoln, dated May 3, 1803, probated Dec. 3, 1810, calls him "of Hing- 
ham, yeoman" and names: sister Abigail Lincoln, single-woman; "nephew Matthew, son of my 
brother Matthew Lincoln, now living in Maine"; "the other children of brother Matthew, viz: 
Jedediah, Shubal, Susannah, Hezekiah, Phineas and Jared." (Plymouth County Probate 
Records, vol. xliii, f. 320.) 


certainly before 1685, when the main road to Hingham was laid 
out. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 230; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, 
p. 460.) 

Among the list of men credited with service under Maj. 
Willard from Aug. 23 to Jan. 25, 1675, is the name of Daniel 
Lincolne who is credited Nov. 20, with '' £01:05:08." This list 
is supposed to embrace the Company of Capt. Parker, who 
marched with Maj. Willard to the relief of Brookfield, on Aug. 
4, 1675. There being no other Daniel Lincoln who would have 
been of the right age to have done this service, except the subject 
of this sketch, the entry undoubtedly refers to him. (N. E. Hist. 
& Gen. Register, vol. xxxviii, p. 220.) 

Daniel is the first one designated in Hingham records as a 
Cohasset resident. This was in 1685 when he was living upon 
lot 71, which had been granted originally to Rev. Peter Hobart, 
and was in the vicinity of the present Central cemetery. In 
laying out Main street the committee took some of Daniel's 
land, and gave him in exchange about an acre and a half ''butting 
upon the meadow of Mary Hearsey (widow)." At the shore 
of Little Harbor was a landing place for Daniel Lincoln's boat, 
which carried his loads to and from Hingham harbor. In 1711 
he was taxed on forty acres of land, a house, two horses, six 
oxen, four cows, twenty sheep and four swine. (Hist, of Co- 
hasset, pp. 165-6.) 

His will, dated July 7, 1727, probated May 3, 1732, names: 
''beloved wife Elizabeth Lincoln"; "daughter EKza Nichols"; 
"grandson Moses Lincoln"; "son Hezekiah Lincoln"; "children 
of son Obadiah Lincoln, deceased"; "grandson Daniel Nichols"; 
"granddaughters Priscilla Lincoln, Susannah Lincoln"; "grand- 
sons Daniel Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln"; "daughter Susannah 
Lincoln the rehct of my son Obadiah Lincoln." Executor, son 
Hezekiah. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. xxix, f. 538.) 

He married, Jan. 23, 1677-8, at Hingham, Elizabeth^, daughter 
of Thomas^ "the husbandman" and Margaret (Langer) Lincoln 
of Hingham, born Dec. 2, 1656, at Hingham; died Dec. 28, 1741, 
at Hingham, aged 85 years. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 460.) 
Her gravestone in Central burying ground, Cohasset, and "Co- 
hasset Genealogies," p. 230, say she died Dec. 29. Her father, 
Thomas Lincoln "the husbandman," was brother of Stephen 


Lincoln (see aaa) and like him came from Wymondham, county 
Norfolk, Eng., and settled at Hingham in the autumn of 1638. 
None of his descendants in the male line, bearing the surname, 
now reside at Hingham, but they are quite numerous throughout 
New England, especially in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 
and in the State of Maine. He resided on Fort Hill street, ''on 
the upland by the highway going to Weymouth mill.'' (Ibid., vol. 
iii, p. 16.) His wife, Margaret, was daughter of Richard Langer, 
who settled at Hingham in 1636. {Ibid., vol. ii, p. 422.) 
Children, born at Hingham: 

aba. Obadiah, born Apr. 21, 1679. 

abb. Hezekiah, born Dec. 25, 1681. 

abc. Elizabeth, born Feb. 26, 1688-9; died Nov. 18, 1746, at Hingham; 
married, Feb. 21, 1710-1, at Hingham, NathanieP, son of IsraeP {Thomas^) 
and Mary Nichols of Hingham, born Sept. 6, 1685, at Hingham; died 
June 14, 1758, at Hingham. He was a farmer and Uved at Hingham, in 
the second precinct, on the "Jerusalem Road" west of his father and 
beyond Rattlesnake Run. He was constable in 1724. He married (2), 
Oct. 26, 1747, at Hingham, Mrs. Mercy (Pratt) Orcutt, widow of Samuel 
Orcutt and daughter of Aaron and Sarah (Pratt) Pratt of Hingham, 
born Dec. 6, 1703, at Hingham. He had no children by his second wife. 
His will, probated June 23, 1758, reserves a place "where I buried my 
wife for a burying place for my family." The inventory of his estate 
mentions two slaves (male and female). The whole estate was valued 
at £1358:12:2. His father, Israel Nichols, married Rebecca (Lincoln) 
Clarke, ok, for his third wife. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 298.) 

Children, born at Hingham : 

a. Daniel, born March 16, 1711-2; mar. Abigail Beal. 

h. Mary, born Apr. 22, 1714; mar. Philip James. 

c. Thomas, born Nov. 13, 1716; mar. EUzabeth Lincoln, ahhh. 

d. Elizabeth, born Dec. 25, 1719; mar. William Bailey, Jr. 

e. Nathaniel, born Jan. 19, 1721-2; mar. Catherine Cushing. 
/. Noah, born Sept. 21, 1724; mar. Elizabeth Beal. 

g. Martha, born Jan. 16, 1726-7; mar. John Stephenson, Jr. 
h. Ruth, born Nov. 23, 1732; died June 24, 1738. 

dbd. Isaac, born Oct. 20, 1691; died before July 7, 1727, the date of his 
father's will, probably unmarried. 

ohe. Martha, born Feb. 13, 1694-5; married, Dec. 12, 1717, at Hull, Mass., 
Moses^ son of DanieP {DanieV- "the sergeant") and Sarah (Nichols) 
Lincoln of Hingham, born Feb. 25, 1687-8, at Hingham; died there, 
Jan. 19, 1772. His grandfather Daniel Lincoln was also known as "the 
boatman," "the seaman," "the young man" and the "senior Daniel 
Lincoln," and may have been that Daniel, son of Edward Lincoln, who 
was baptized at Hingham, England, March 28, 1619, since he died 
March 19, 1698-9, "in his 80th year." Moses Lincoln was a farmer and 
lived on the paternal homestead in Hingham on Fort Hill street. He 
married (2), Dec. 2, 1725, at Hingham, Mehitable Townsend who died 
July 18, 1770, at Hingham, aged 70 years, and by whom he had five chil- 


dren, two of whom died in infancy: Elijah 2d, Welcome, Sarah and Sarah 
2d. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 449-50.) 

Child, born at Hingham: 
a. Moses, born June 5, 1718 (bapt. May 17, 1719) ; mar. Mary Burr. 

Note: "History of Hingham" and "Cohasset Genealogies" both give 
to Daniel and EHzabeth (Lincoln) Lincoln a daughter Sarah, "birth not 

recorded, married Church of Little Compton," giving as authority 

Suffolk County Deeds, vol. Ixxxvii, f. 143. This Sarah was not Daniel's 
daughter, but the sister of Mary Horswell, wife of Daniel's son Hezekiah. 
The deed referred to is one from Hezekiah Lincoln and Mary his wife in 
which they name "our sister Sarah Church of Little Compton." Francis 
Horswell of Hingham had two daughters: Mary who married Hezekiah 
Lincoln and Sarah who married, Aug. 10 (or Oct. 10), 1719, Capt. Thomas 
Church of Little Compton, R. I. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 352.) 
She was his third wife and died Apr. 2, 1768, aged 73 years. March 20, 
1719, Mary Lincoln, wife of Hezekiah Lincoln, and Sarah Horswell 
divided their father Francis' estate (Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xxxiii, 
f. 230-1), and Jan. 16, 1770, Thomas Church of Little Compton, "executor 
to the last will of Sarah Church," sold the lands taken by Sarah Horswell. 
{Ibid., vol. cxxiv, f. 118.) 

ad. MoRDECAi, son of Samuel and Martha Lincoln of 
Hingham, Mass., born June 14, 1657, at Hingham; died Nov. 28, 
1727, at Scituate, Mass. (Scituate Records, which also record 
his death as Nov. 12, while the date on his gravestone according 
to ''History of Hingham," vol. ii, p. 461, and ''Cohasset 
Genealogies," p. 231, is Nov. 8.) He lived in the second^precinct 
of Hingham, now Cohasset, though at what time he removed 
thither from the first precinct is unknown. It was probably not 
long after 1685, when his brother Daniel is called in Hingham 
records "of Conohasset." 

Feb. 25, 1691-2, Mordecai Lincoln of Hingham purchased 
for £7 current money of New England, of Matthew Gannet of 
Scituate, ''the one Half of ye Stream or brook which runneth 
within or through ye Land of y^ s"^ Matthew Gannett in Scituate 
afore^^ commonly called or known by y^ name of Bound Brook, 
Together with so much Land as y^ water of y^ s^ Brook shall 
at any time or times hereafter flow or cover and also so much 
Land on each Side of s^ Brook as shall be necessary for y® making 
of the s^ Dam or Dams & setting up a mill or mills, That is to 
say the one Half of y^ s"^ Land that shall be flowed & that shall 
be necessary & convenient for ye making a Dam or Dams & 
setting up a Mill or Mills on each side of ye s^ Brook and also 
convenient Cartway through y^ Land of y^ s^ Matthew Gannett 


for y^ s*^ Mordecai Lincoln his heirs and assigns & Successors 
forever to cart Timber Stone Boards Planks or any other thing 
to or from y^ s*^ mill or mills & also free liberty to y^ s*^ Mordecai 
Lincolne his Heirs & assigns & Successors forever to dig & cart 
earth clay & gravel in any of y® s*^ Land of y^ s^ Matthew Gannett 
that shall be necessary for y^ making & maintaining of any 
Damm or Damms that shall hereafter be made cross y^ s^ Brook.'' 
This deed was attested and sworn to by witnesses, Samuel Eells 
and Samuel Lincoln, Sept. 8, 1694; and was entered Apr. 28, 
1719, ''Record^ & Examd." (Plymouth County Deeds, vol. 
xiv, f. 150.) 

Soon after this Mr. Lincoln built himself a house just across 
Bound Brook in Scituate and lived there during the rest of his 
life. The original house is still standing though considerably 
altered and enlarged to meet the requirements of modern life, 
but a house which he built for his son, Isaac, about 1717, just 
across the brook in Cohasset remains practically unchanged, 
and is in the possession of a descendant though no longer occupied 
as a dwelling. Mr. Lincoln added to his real estate by the 
purchase, Apr. 5, 1714, of Joseph Bayley, for £118 current money 
of New England, of twelve acres of salt marsh and one quarter of 
an acre of upland in ''Cohasset in Scituate" (Ibid., vol. xi, f. 50) ; 
and by the purchase, Dec. 13, 1717, of Susanna Bacon of Hing- 
ham, singlewoman, of ten acres of upland ''near to Bound brook" 
in Scituate, also three acres of salt marsh. (Ibid., vol. xiii, f. 
122.) In these deeds he is described as " of Scituate, blacksmith." 

The privileges which he acquired from Matthew Gannett 
comprised three mill sites which he proceeded to utilize and 
improve. The upper site was at "Turtle Island" in the "Beech- 
wood" district. Here the brook splits to form the island, and 
by damming the west branch he obtained sufficient power to 
run a trip hammer with which to forge the iron, which he ob- 
tained by smelting bog iron ore which was brought from the 
neighboring town of Pembroke. This constituted the so-called 
"iron works" of which he is somewhat grandiloquently styled 
the proprietor. Probably the good old name "blacksmith" 
more accurately describes him. A pair of andirons, said to be 
of his workmanship, are still preserved in the old house which 
he gave to his son Isaac. 


Erected about 1695 

From a photograph taken in 1910 


On Bound Brook, Cohasset, Mass. 

From a photograph taken in 1910 


The two lower mill sites he utilized for saw and grist mills, 
and he is said to have obtained a full week's work from this small, 
puny stream, by running each mill but two days in the week, 
retaining the water as it passed the upper mills in the ponds 
below, and thus making it do triple service. According to the 
"History of Hingham," vol. i, part ii, p. 158, an agreement was 
entered into. May 27, 1703, by Thomas Andrews, Daniel Lincoln, 
Aaron Pratt, Gershom Ewell, Mordecai Lincoln, Josiah Litch- 
field, Jr., and Thomas James "to set up a forge or iron works 
upon a stream in Thomas Andrews' lot in the third division in 
Conahasset"; and Jan. 13, 1703-4, another agreement recites 
that "Thomas Andrews, Daniel Lincoln, Thomas James, Aaron 
Pratt, all of Hingham, and Mordecai Lincoln, Gershom Ewell, 
and Josiah Litchfield, Jr., of Scituate, have a piece of land in 
common amongst them in the third division, upon which they 
have erected a dam across a stream in the same; also iron works 
and other buildings." It is therefore possible that Mr. Lincoln 
did not erect the forge and smelter, until some time after he had 
utiHzed the other mill sites. In 1711 he was taxed in Cohasset 
for an iron works and corn mill, besides one acre of meadow, 
three acres of farm and thirty acres of pasture. The only evi- 
dences now existing of the iron works are bits of slag and char- 
coal from the old furnace, which may still be seen at "Turtle 

"Binney Genealogy," p. 63, in which some errors appear, says 
that Mordecai Lincoln was a foot soldier at Hingham in 1679, 
but of this I find no other evidence; and that he was a blacksmith 
at Hull at about the age of 23 and was taxed there, in 1680-85, 
2sh. 4d for a bull, and for money in 1684. It further states that 
his land and residence are mentioned in a deed from Benjamin 
Bosworth and wife Beatrice to Robert Gould, Hull, Dec. 14, 
1682. Whether he lived at Hull or not he must have returned 
to Hingham soon after his first marriage, the date of which has 
not been learned but which must have occurred about 1685, 
since the births of his three oldest children are there recorded. 
He prospered in his several occupations and left at his death, 
which is said to have occurred "suddenly of an appoplexy," a 
property which was appraised at £3099: 14s: 8d. The follow- 
ing abstract of his will gives all the genealogical facts contained 



therein; it was presented for probate March 27, 1728, and is re- 
corded in Plymouth Probate Records, vol. v, f. 518: 

"In the name of God Amen the third day of May Anno Domini 
one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven Annoque R. R. 
Georgii ye 13th I Mordecai Lyncoln of Scituate in the county 
of Plimouth in New England Blacksmith being of sound mind 
& memory Praised be God for it I do make & ordain this my 
last will & Testament in manner & form following viz: prin- 
cipally & first of all I commend my soul to God that gave it & 
my body to decent buriall at the discretion of my Executors 
hereafter named And touching my present worldly estate all 
my just debts & funerall charges being fully satisfied & paid I 
give devise & dispose of the same in manner & form following 
. . . beloved wife Mary Lincoln . . . until my son Jacob 
shall arrive at twentyone years of age . . . two sons Isaac 
& Jacob ... I give to my son Mordecai one hundred and 
ten pounds in money or lawfull bills of credit to be paid by my 
son Isaac within three years after my son Jacobs arrival to 
twentyone years of age I give to my son Abraham sixty pounds 
in money or good bills of creditt besides what he hath already 
received to be paid by my son Jacob within three years after 
his arrival at the age of twenty & one years . . . son Isaac 
. . . the house he now dwells in in Hingham & the whole of 
that lott whereon the sd house standeth being the first lot in 
the first division in Cohaset upland . . .paying in money or 
bills of creditt . . . ten pounds to the oldest child of my son 
Mordecai when it comes of age & ten pounds more to the oldest 
child of my son Abraham when it comes of age and ten pounds 
more to the oldest child of my daughter Sarah Tower when it 
comes of age & ten pounds more to the eldest child of my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Cole deceased when it comes of age ... to son 
Jacob . . . my homestead in Scituate ... To Isaac & 
Jacob all the rest . . . & all my interest in the Mills vizt all 
the Grist mill half the saw mill ... & also all my interest 
in Iron Works . . . excepting 18 acres of upland & swamp 
which I gave to my daughter Sarah Tower . . .in Cohasset 
. . . the two children of my late deceased daughter Elizabeth 
Cole one Hundred & ten pounds in money or bills of creditt . . . 
when the children are of age ... to Deborah Gannett my 


wives grand daughter eighteen pounds . . . she Hving with 
me or my wife till she is twenty years of age ... to Mary 
Gannett my wives daughter ... If either my son Isaac my 
son-in-law Ambrose Cole or daniel Tower shall bring up learning 
or liberal education either of their sons or each of them a son 
which they now have I allow towards his or their learning fourty 
pounds to each or every of the three which may be so educated 
to be paid by my executors ten pounds to them yearly during 
the four years they may remain at college ... If Isaac or 
Jacob go without issue . . . wife Mary and sons Isaac & Jacob 

The inventory of his estate is as follows: 

**A trew & perfect Inventory of all & singular the goods 
chattels Rights and creditts of Mordecai Lincoln late of Scituate 
in the County of Plimouth deceased prized at Scituate afores^ 
the third day of January in the year of our Lord 1727 by us the 

lb s d 

Imprimis To his money 6 lb & apparill except shirts 16^^^ 

18/ to shirts itt all comes to 24-18- 

Item to [illegible] 30/ to books 30/ 3- - 

to 2 beds & their furniture in the lower room 20-10- 

to one bed & furniture in the bed room 12- 5- 
to coverleds & sheets table cloths towels & 

blankets 7-13- 

to pewter & brass 11- - 
Item To Ironware in the house pots kettles hat- 

chett shears knives & forks & one copper 

frying pan 6-17- 

to glass bottles earthern ware & wine glasses 1- 2- 

to one driping pan Lanthorn & barrel (?) -13- 

to one spit belows money scales & Raizor -12- 
to scales weights milk vessel cheese bails 

dishes & trencher 2- 1- 
to tables chests one cubard chair & cheese 

press 4-14- 

to meat tubbs cyder barrels & hogsetts 1-10- 

to butter cheese & beer barrels 3-14- 


to one churn & cheese tubb 11/ to candles & 

hogs fat 1-6-8 1-17-8 

to cotton & woll cloth 30 / to linin yarn 3 lbs 4-10- 

to cotton woll & flax 30/ 1-10- 

to meat meal malt beans & cyder 14- 9- 

to tobaco 17/ tools & old Iron & sheeps woll 

8^^' 17/ 9-14- 

Item to cart rope 10/ sithes & tackling 13/ 1- 3- 

to Rakes forkes & hoe 6/ to cart wheels & 

yoaks 10^^' 10/ 10-16- 

to4 oxen 28 10/ 10 cows 47^^' 3 year old 

cattle 9^^ 10 85-10- 

to 4 two year old cattle 1 1^^ to three year old 

cattle 6^^ 17- - 

to 1 old horse saddle & bridle 3^^^ to two 

swine 2 ' ' 10 5-10- 

to one third part of an old gundalow 30/ to 

turnips & onions 8 / 1-18- 

Item to debts due to the Estate on bonds to hay in 

the barn 34 lbs 12- - 

to desperate debts 14-5-4 to 6000 of shingles 

we find the deceased died seized of about two 
hundred acres of upland swamp & meadow land with 
the housing mills orchards & fences thereon 2706- - 

to two trunks 4^ chairs 8/ & an old bed 40/ 2-16- 
to a bond of seven pounds 7- - 

to three napkins one pair of pillow bears & 1 

table cloth 12- 

to an old bible two shillings 2- 

David Little 
Ebenezer Mott 
Joseph Wade" 
(Plymouth County Probate Records, vol. v, f. 518.) 

He married (1), date and place unknown but probably in 1685, 
at Hull, Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Whitman) Jones 
of Hull. That he was living at Hull in 1685, at the time of his 
first marriage, seems to be proved by a deed, dated March 5, 


1685, by which Mordecai Lincoln of Hull, blacksmith, purchased 
from Job Chamberlain of Boston shipwright, and Joannah his 
wife for £16,14 shillings, a meadow in Hull, near a certain place 
commonly called Lincoln's Rocks, containing three acres. 
(Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xiii, p. 451.) No record has as yet 
been found of the birth or death of his first wife, Sarah. The 
will of Abraham Jones, dated Jan. 8, 1716-17, probated March 
10, 1717, after naming his six sons says: **also my will is that 
my will is [sic] that my son Thomas and my son Benjamin 
do pay six pounds each to my grandchildren that are of my 
daughter Linchorne deceased (that is to say) to each one three 
pounds and in all twelve pounds to them." (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. xx, p. 283.) Sarah (Whitman) Jones 
was daughter of John Whitman of Dorchester and Weymouth, 
Mass. It is from Abraham Jones that the name Abraham, 
afterwards so celebrated, first came into the Lincoln family. 

Mr. Lincoln married (2), Feb. 17, 1701-2, at Braintree, Mass. 
(Braintree Records; also Scituate Records), Mrs. Mary (Ho- 
bart) Chapin, daughter of Caleb^ (Thomas^, Edmund^) and 
Mary (Eliot) Hobart of Braintree, born Jan. 12, 1663-4, at 
Braintree (Ibid.); died Apr. 19, 1743, at Scituate, aged 79 years, 
3 months. (Scituate Records and gravestone in Groveland 
Cemetery, North Scituate; Cohasset Vital Records say she 
died Nov. 28, 1743, in her 73rd year.) ''History of Hingham" and 
"Cohasset Genealogies" say she died 1745; they also call her, 
before her marriage to Mr. Lincoln, a widow Gannett, an error 
which has persisted and evidently arose from a careless reading 
of Mr. Lincoln's will. Her first husband, whom she married 
May 9, 1688, at Braintree (by Rev. P. Thatcher), was SamueP, 
son of Josiah^ (Samuel^) and Mary (King) Chapin of Weymouth, 
born Nov. 22, 1659, at Weymouth. The date of his death has 
not been found. (Savage's Gen. Diet., vol. i, p. 360; N. E. Hist. 
& Gen. Register, vol. xiv, p. 312.) 

Samuel and Mary (Hobart) Chapin had a daughter Mary 
who married, June 30, 1712, at Scituate, Matthew Gannett, Jr. 
(Scituate Records), and she seems to have been mistaken in 
the ''History of Hingham" for her mother. July 3, 1793, a 
division was made between Uriah Lincoln of Cohasset, adcac, and 
Elkanah Gannet of Scituate of land held in common ''being 


part of the farm and Real Estate which Mathew Gannet late of 
Scituate, deed., died seized of . . . bounded west upon lands of 
Mr Mordica Lincoln." (Plymouth County Deeds, vol. Ixxvi, 
f. 187.) Elkanah was a grandson of Matthew and Mary 
(Chapin) Gannett, and Uriah was great-grandson of Mordecai 

Children, by first wife, born, a-c at Hingham, d at Scituate: 

ada. Mordecai, born Apr. 24, 1686. 

adb. Abraham, born Jan. 13, 1688-9. 

adc. Isaac, born Oct. 24, 1691. 

add. Sarah, born July 29, 1694; died July 7, 1754, at Hingham; married, 
intentions published Feb. 25, 1715-16, at Hingham, DanieP, son of 
Ibrook^ {Johv}) and Margaret (Hardin) Tower of Hingham, bapt. 
July 24, 1692, at Hingham; died Feb. 21, 1774, at Cohasset. He was a 
farmer; constable, 1719; and Hved in the second precinct of Hingham, 
now Cohasset, on King street and, later, on North Main street, just 
south of the house of the late Abraham-Hobart Tower. His will dated 
Aug. 1, 1771, was proved March 10, 1774. He married (2), Feb. 26, 1755, 
Persis (Stockbridge) Curtis, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Barrell) 
Stockbridge of Scituate and widow of Joseph Curtis of Hanover, Mass., 
whom she married Oct. 3, 1751, at Scituate. She was born Jan. 22, 1707-8, 
at Scituate and died June 24, 1787, at Hanover. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. iii, p. 255; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 435; Scituate Records; see also 
"Tower Genealogy," p. 81, where some dates are differently given.) 

Children, botn at Hingham: 

a. Sarah, born June 24, 1717; mar. John Whitcomb of Scituate. 

h. Daniel, born June 23, 1720; mar. Bethia Nichols. 

c. Abraham, born Jan. 31, 1722-3; died May 9, 1736. 

d. Job, born Sept. 8, 1726; mar. Mary Pratt. 

e. Mordecai, born Aug. 6, 1729; died June 10, 1736. 
/. Thankful, bapt. Sept. 10, 1732; died May 2, 1733. 

g. Thankful, born Oct. 2, 1734; died Oct. 18, 1743. ("Tower 
Genealogy" and her gravestone say died Nov. 18.) 

Children, by second wife, born at Scituate: 

ode. Elizabeth, born 1703; died Sept. 14, 1724, at Scituate, aged 21 years 
(Cohasset Records); married Dec. 29, 1720, at Scituate, Ambrose, son 
of Ambrose and Silence Cole of Scituate, born Feb. 1, 1695-6, at Scituate; 
died 1777. (Scituate Records.) The will of Ambrose Cole of Scituate, 
• yeoman, dated Apr. 8, 1777, probated June 2, 1777, names: ''beloved 
wife" (not named); "son-in-law James Merrit, exec'r"; "four children 
of my son Amos Cole, deceased, viz: Ambrose, Amos, Sally and EHzabeth 
Cole." (Plymouth County Probate Records, vol. xxiv, f. 319.) His 
intentions of marriage to Elizabeth Vinal were published at .Scituate, 
July 21, 1739; and he was married Feb. 1, 1748-9, at Scituate to Mehitable 
Turner, widow of Seth Turner of Scituate, who was married to Mehitable 
Gould, Dec. 10, 1730, at Scituate and who died there, Oct. 10, 1743. 
By his third wife, Mr. Cole had a son, Benjamin, who died Apr. 28, 1751, 
aged 10 months, 3 weeks. (Scituate Records.) 


Children, bom at Scituate : 

a. Elizabeth, born June 26, 1721; mar. James Merritt, Jr. 

b. Amos, born Oct. 26, 1722; married. 

(See Deane's ''Hist, of Scituate," p. 238.) 
adf. Jacob, bapt. May 23, 1708. ("Mayflower Descendant," vol. x, p. 

ag. Thomas, son of Samuel and Martha Lincoln of Hingham, 
Mass., born Aug. 20, 1664, at Hingham; died Apr. 2, 1715, at 
Boston, Mass., ''aged 51 years." (Boston Records.) Very little 
has been learned about him. He was a 'Haylor" by trade and 
removed to Boston when quite young, certainly before 1683, 
since on Nov. 9, 1683, George Ripley of Boston and Sarah his 
wife for £40-10sh. current money, conveyed to Thomas Lincoln 
of Boston, Taylor, land at the Southerly end of Boston, ''near 
the windmill." (Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xiii, f. 38.) He 
probably married for the first time soon after this, if he was not 
already married, though nothing is known of his first wife save 
that her name was Mary. This is proved by a deed dated Aug. 
17, 1686, by which Thomas Lyncolne of Boston, Taylor, and 
Mary his wife for £30 current money, mortgaged to John 
Richards of Boston "their messuage or tenement with all the 
Lands thereunto belonging . . . Neer unto the Wind Mill, 
Butted and bounded Southerly by the Street or highway leading 
from Capn Jacob Elliots corner to the Windmill and is there 
Forty eight foot more or less. Eastward on the land of the late 
John Hull Esqr deed measureing on that side in length One 
hundred Thirty One foot, Northerly on the land of Joseph 
Purmett, and measureth there in breadth fforty eight foot, 
Westerly on the land of Thomas Clarke, and measureth there in 
length One hundred Thirty One Foot." (Ibid., vol. xiv, f. 171.) 
This mortgage was to expire, Aug. 6, 1688, but was discharged 
on the margin, Nov. 9, 1693. Meanwhile his first wife had died, 
and he had married a second wife and, Feb. 23, 1697, Thomas 
Lincoln of Boston, Taylor, and Mehitabell his wife, mortgaged 
to Jacob Rogers of Boston, victualler, a "Messuage or Tenement, 
with all the Land thereunto belonging, situate lying and being 
at the Southerly end of the Towne of Boston aforesd near unto 
the Windmill, butted and bounded Southerly by the Street or 
Highway leading from Cap* Jacob Eliotts Corner or lane down 


to the s^ Windmill" consideration £36. Witness Mordecai 
Lincoln, probably a brother. (Ibid., vol. xviii, f. 72.) 

Thomas Lincoln is on the Boston tax lists for 1687, 1688 and 
1691, and is named an inhabitant in 1695. His name is among 
the signers to a petition relating to brick buildings in Boston, 
dated June 11, 1697. (Boston Record Comm'rs Reports, vol. i.) 

He married (2), Aug. 3, 1689, at Boston, by Rev. Joshua 
Moody, Mehitable, daughter of Capt. John and Mehitable 
Frost of Boston, born July 15, 1671, at Boston. (Boston Rec- 
ords.) The date of her death has not been learned, but it proba- 
bly occurred before 1728, in which year her surviving daughters 
conveyed to their brother, Charles, all their interest in their 
father's real estate, and he in turn sold it, no reference being 
made to the widow's interest. She was living, Nov. 27, 1722, 
on which date ^'Mehetabel Lincoln of Boston, widow, one of 
the daughters and heirs of Capt. John Frost, late of Boston, 
aforesd Mariner deed . . . for £50 paid by Mary Frost of 
Boston widow and relict of the sd John Frost" gave a quit-claim 
deed to her of ''all right to the Mansion House and land of my 
sd late ffather . . . situate lying and being at the South end 
of Boston fronting on Winter Street." (Suffolk County Deeds, 
vol. xxxvi, f. 143.) 

The births of his first five children are recorded at Boston and 
the baptisms of the first eight are recorded at the Old South 
Church. There is no record of the birth or baptism of the two 
youngest. In the church records of the baptisms of five of the 
children the father is erroneously called ''Jonathan." Boston 
records say "a child of Thomas Lenkhorn died Jan. 14, 1707-8." 
This was probably John, but may have been the next older. 

Child, by first wife, born at Boston: 

aga. Martha, born June 6, 1686, bapt. Dec. 19, 1686; died soon. She is 
called "Mercy" in the town records. 

Children, by second wife, born at Boston: 

agh. Mehitable, born Jan. 25, 1690-1, bapt. Apr. 19, 1691. "History of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 461, says "1691-2"; Foss MS. says "Jan. 21, 1690-1." 
The date of her death is not known, but it was probably before 1728, as 
she did not join her sisters in releasing her interest in her father's estate 
to her brother Charles in that year. She was married July 9, 1714, at 
Boston, by Rev. Thomas Bridge, to Samuel, son of John and, probably, 
Sarah (Goss) Foss of Portsmouth, N. H., the dates of whose birth and 


death are unknown. His father, John Foss, was son of David-Launtseen 
and Anna (Hundevard) Foss from Norway who settled in Rebe, Den- 
mark, and died Aug. 8, 1659, a magistrate, provost and minister of the 
gospel. John was born Jan. 2, 1638, at Rebe, and is said to have arrived 
at Boston on a British war vessel, from which he deserted by jumping 
overboard and swimming ashore. He is first mentioned, Feb. 24, 1657, 
when he was granted lands in Portsmouth. He married (1) Mary Chad- 
bourne, who was born in 1644; (2) Jan. 25, 1686, Sarah, widow of James 
Goss; and (3) EUzabeth, daughter of Wilham and Jane Berry and widow 
of John Locke who was killed by Indians at Dover Plains June 26, 1696. 
(From a Manuscript Foss Genealogy with N. E. Hist. Gen. Society.) 
Samuel was a seafaring man and joined the church at Portsmouth, Nov. 
13, 1709, and was then called "son of John and EHzabeth (Berry, Locke) 
Foss. His first wife, who was named Mary, joined the Portsmouth church, 
July 30, 1710, on which date their two children, Walter and Benjamin, 
were baptized. He probably lived in Boston after his second marriage, 
as a child of his was buried there in 1717. 
Child, born at Boston: 

a. A Child, buried July 25, 1717. 
age. Mary, born March 16, 1692, bapt. March 25, 1693. "History of Hing- 
ham," vol. ii, p. 461, says born 1693-4. She was married Sept. 26, 1717, 
at Boston, by Rev, Joseph Sewall, to William Allen, who was perhaps 
son of Joseph and Ann Allen of Boston, whose son, Wilham, was born 
Sept. 22, 1693, at Boston. No record has been found of the death of 
either Wilham or Mary, but they were both living, Dec. 23, 1728, when 
WiUiam Allen of Boston, mariner, and Mary his wife, children of Thomas 
Lincoln late of Boston, Taylor, "for £10 currt money" paid by "our 
brother Charles Lincoln of Boston aforesd Taylor" quit-claimed to him 
their interest in all the real estate "that our father Thomas Lincoln died 
seized of in Boston." (Suffolk County Deeds, vol, xhii, f , 131.) 
Children, born at Boston (Boston Records) : 

a. Thomas, born May 10, 1718; bapt. May 11, 1718, at Old South 

h. Mary, bapt. Aug. 7, 1720, at New South Church. 

c. William, bapt. May 23, 1725, at New South Church. 
(The last two may not be their children.) 
agd. Martha, born July 18, bapt. July 21, 1695; died Nov. 13, 1753, at 
Hingham, in the second precinct, now Cohasset. "History of Hingham" 
and "Cohasset Genealogies" both say she died in 1755, but the latter 
says: "in her 85th year," reversing the true figures. She was married 
July 30, 1717, at Boston, by Samuel Lynde, Esq., J. P., to Joseph Hudson, 
whose parentage and birth have not been ascertained, but who is supposed 
to have been a native of Boston. He died in December, 1774, as his will, 
dated May 3, 1773, was probated Jan. 6, 1775. In it he is described as of 
Cohasset and it names : son John Hudson, son Ezra Hudson, two grand- 
sons "sons of my son Frost Hudson dec'd," son Joseph Hudson, daughter 
Martha Beal, daughter Mehitable Orcutt, and son Hezekiah Hudson. The 
last named to be executor. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixxiii, 
f . 254.) He was a miller and hved in the second precinct of Hingham, on 
the "Jerusalem Road" near Straits pond and, in 1737, owned three- 
sixteenths of a cornmill at the outlet of this pond, and also one-half of a 
saw mill. He was constable in 1734. By a deed dated Dec. 17, 1728, and 


recorded Mar. 3, 1728-9, "Joseph Hudson and Martha his wife, and 
Sarah Lincoln singel woman all of Hi^gham and children of Thomas 
Lincoln, late of Boston, Taylor, deceased," conveyed "to our brother 
Charles Lincoln of Boston, taylor," land, etc., "that was our father's." 
(Sufifolk County Deeds, vol. xlvii, f. 34.) 
Children, born at Hingham (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 192) : 

a. Martha, born Oct. 14, 1717; mar. Benjamin Beal of Hingham. 

b. Joseph, born Dec. 19, 1719; died same day. 

c. Thomas, born Jan. 28, 1720-1.* 

d. John, born Nov. 22, 1722; died Feb. 23, 1786, unmarried. 

e. Joseph, born Apr. 7, 1727; mar. Elizabeth. t 

/. Ezra, born Dec. 12, 1729; died Feb. 3, 1814, s. p. 
g. Frost, born Aug. 21, 1732; mar. Sarah. 

h. HiTTiE, bapt. June 13, 1736; mar. Edward Orcutt of Cohasset. 
i. Hezekiah, born June 11, 1738; mar. (1) Mary Lincoln, aacaa. 
(2) Mary Woodward; (3) Abigail Marble. 

age. Thomas, born Nov. 12, bapt. Nov. 14, 1697; died young. 

agf. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 31, 1699; probably died young and is perhaps the 
child who died Jan. 14, 1708-9. 

agg. John, bapt. July 12, 1702; died, probably, Jan. 14, 1708-9. 

agh. Thomas, bapt. Aug. 6, 1704; died Jan. 28, 1723-4, at Hingham, un- 

agi. Charles. No record of his birth, baptism or death has been found. 
Having received from his sisters, Mary, Martha and Sarah a conveyance 
of their interest in their father's real estate in Boston, he sold this estate 
Dec. 23, 1728, when " Charles Lincoln of Boston, Taylor, son of Thomas 
Lincoln of said Boston, Taylor, deced ... in consideration of sixty 
pounds in bills of credit on the province of Massachusetts Bay . . . paid 
by John Hill and Thomas Hill both of Boston, distillers" conveyed to 
them land at the southerly end of Boston, probably the same land for- 
merly mortgaged by his father, as noted under his record, though differ- 
ently described. This sale was consented to by "Mary Lincoln, wife of 
Charles Lincoln of Boston taylor," and was acknowledged by both Dec. 
31, 1728. (Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xliii, f. 131.) As no reference to 
him has been found in Boston or Suffolk County records after this date, 
he may have removed from Boston, or perhaps he shortly after died and 
his widow married as suggested below. 

He married, July 10, 1728, at Boston, by Rev. Samuel Checkley 
(Boston Records), Mary Farnum, daughter, perhaps, of Charles and 
Deborah (Baker) Farnam of Charlestown and born July 2, 1704, at 
Charlestown. Charles Farnam's or Farnham's wife Deborah was daugh- 
ter of John and Ruth (Walley) Baker. (Charlestown Estates, vol. i, pp. 
47, 340.) Dec. 1, 1718, Mary Farnum, a minor aged about 14 years, 
named: "my kinsman David Farnum of Boston, merchant, to be my 
guardian" on estate "in right of my grandmother Ruth Baker, late of 
Charlestown, deceased." (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. xxi, 
f. 187.) There is no record of Mrs. Lincoln's death and it is possible 

♦Feb. 2, 1786, administration on the estate of Thomas Hudson of Boston, cooper, deceased 
intestate, was granted to Elizabeth Hudson of Boston, sempstress. Ebenezer Brown, taylor, 
and Martha Atwood, widow, both of Boston, sureties. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. 
Ixxxv, f . 48.) 

tThe will of Joseph Hudson of Boston, mariner, dated Apr. 17, 1789, probated May 11, 1789, 
names: wife Elizabeth; sons Joseph, William, Benjamin, and John. {Ibid., vol. Ixxxviii, f. 211.) 


that she is the Mary Lincoln who was married, Aug. 17, 1732, at Boston, 
by Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, to Thomas Jenkins. (N. E. Hist. & Gen. 
Register, vol. xlii, p. 155; Boston Records.) 
agj. Sarah, born 1712; died Oct. 1, 1777, at Granville, Mass., aged 65 years, 
but Granville records say "in 60th year." She joined, March 3, 1728-9, 
her sister Martha Hudson in conveying to her brother Charles, her in- 
terest in her father's real estate in Boston. She married July 28, 1731, at 
Hingham, Phineas', son of Aaron^ {Phineas^} and Sarah (Wright [Cum- 
mlngs]) Pratt of Hingham, born Dec. 31, 1709, at Hingham; died Sept. 5, 
1779, at Granville. He was a " housewright " and lived at Hingham until 
1740, when he sold his share in his father's estate to his brother, Aaron, 
and removed to Worcester, Mass., where he purchased, Sept. 8, 1740, a 
tract of sixty-seven acres in Worcester and, on the same date, another 
tract in Leicester, Mass. The former tract he sold, Sept. 4, 1742, and 
the latter, Dec. 13, 1742, in both deeds being described as "of a place 
called Bedford in the county of Hampshire, colony of Massachusetts 
Bay." (Worcester County Deeds, vols, xiii, p. 399; xiv, pp. 204, 236; 
XV, pp. 221, 582.) The name of Bedford was changed to Granville, about 
1754. Phineas Pratt was selectman 1754, 1755, 1757, 1759-60, and 1765- 
69. He is called "captain" in the town records. (Hist, of Hampden 
County, vol. iii, p. 253; Granville Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, 
p. 117; Worcester Records.) "Phineas Pratt," p. 66, calls Mrs. Pratt 
"Mary," says Mr. Pratt was a housewright, that he removed to Wor- 
cester and thence he or his descendants went to Connecticut. 

Children, born: a-f at Hingham; g at Worcester; h at Granville: 

a. Bernard, born Oct. 21, 1731; married Mary. 

b. Jared (or Gerard), born March 7, 1732-3; died June 9, 1736. 

c. CoNSTANTiNE, bom June 5, 1734. 

d. Rhoda, born Feb. 22, 1735-6. 

e. Sarah, born Oct. 27, 1737; died Sept. 23, 1742. 

/. Jared (or Gerard), born Sept. 22, 1739; mar. Dorcas Ashley. 
g. Olive, born Oct. 12, 1741; mar. John Tibbals. 
h. Phineas, born March 27, 1743; married Hannah. 


aab. Samuel, son of Samuel (Samuel) and Deborah (Hersey) 
Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Feb. 1, 1690-1, at Hingham; 
died March 6, 1758, at Hingham. He lived on the ancestral 
homestead on North street, Hingham, a carpenter by occupation. 
''History of Hingham," vol. ii, p. 462, says that he held the office 
of ''sheriff." Probably deputy-sheriff is what is meant. His 
will, dated Feb. 23, 1753, was probated March 17, 1758. It is 
here given in full as a fair example of the wills of the period. 
His estate was inventoried at £136:4:8 personal; £514:6:8 real. 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Iviii, f. 29.) 

Will of Samuel Lincoln 

"In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Lincoln of Hingham 
in the county of Suffolk in New England Gent: This Twenty 
third Day of Feb^ A. D. Seventenn hundred & fifty three, being 
of a Disposing mind & memory calling to mind y^ uncertainty 
of my Life, Do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testa- 
ment, & first & principally I give & recommend my Soul into 
the hands of God that gave it, hoping for a full & free pardon of 
all my Sins through y^ atonements of Jesus Christ my redeemer, 
& my body to y® Earth to be buried in a Desent Christian Burial 
at the Discretion of my Exec'^^ here after named, & as touching 
Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless 
me with in this Life, my mind & will is, y^ same should be Im- 
ployed & bestowed as in this my Will is hereafter expressed, 
Imp''^ I will that all my just Debts Legacies & Funeral charges 
by my Exec""^ hereafter named be Paid out of my Personal 
Estate, y® House, Household Goods, Given to my Daughter 
Margaret Excepted. Itim I give to my beloved wife Grace, 
the use and Improvement of y^ Great Room of my now Dwelling 
House, & the chamber over it with a priviledge in y® celler for 
her own use, also the use & Improvement of all my household 
Goods, which she brought with her, & three Pounds p year, & 
Every year. Lawful money to be by my three sons Paid hereafter 


named, all the above During y^ time she remains my widow. 
Itim I give & Bequeath to my Eldest Son Samuel Lincoln his 
heirs & assigns forever, my now Dwelling house. Barn Out 
houses & Land adjoyning, also Two Acres of y'' East Side of my 
meadow at marlous well so called, Bounded West with a Ditch, 
also one half my Land in the third Division, Provided he Re- 
linquishes his right in the house I give my son John. Itim I give 
& Bequeath to my son John Lincoln his heirs & assigns for Ever, 
the Dwelling House my Son Sam" now Lives in, with the Land 
adjoyning. Item I give & Bequeath to my three sons namely 
Sam" Lincoln Jonathan Lincoln & John Lincoln their heirs & 
assigns forever, all the Residue of my real Estate not in this will 
Disposed of. Equally to be Divided among them, they Paying 
y® Legacy given in this my Last Will & Testament equally. 
Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Deborah Thaxter, 
the sum of seven Pounds Lawfull money, which together with 
what I have formerly given her I judge to be her Sufficient 
Portion. Itim I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Ruth Gushing 
the sum of Seven Pounds Lawfull money which together with 
what I have formerly Given her I judge to be her Sufficient 
Portion, which two Legacies above, I hereby order to be paid 
in one year after my Decease. Itim I give & Bequeath to my 
Daughter Margaret Lincoln the sum of Sixty Six Pounds thirteen 
shillings, & four Pence Lawfull money, to [be] Paid her at her 
coming of age of Eighteen or marriage which shall first happen, 
& after my wife's Decease all the household Goods my s^ wife 
brought at Marriage, my mind & will is that my Daughter shall 
be brought up out of my Estate until she comes to the age of 
Eighteen, in Such a manner as my other Daughters were, & 
my mind & will is that my two sons Sam" & Jon^ shall have the 
whole Improvement of my real Estate, until my son John comes 
to the age of Twenty one & then the whole to be divided as 
afores^ they Paying what I have ordered to my wife yearly, 
& providing for my Daughter Margaret that Term afores*^ & 
after the Expiration thereof then my three sons to Provide for 
my Daughter Equally, until the term of Eighteen years or 
marriage, & if any of my children should Dy before the age of 
Twenty one years, or marriage my mind & will is, then that 
Part of my Estate I have given them shall go to my surviving 


sons Equally or their Legal Representatives. Item my mind & 
will is, that if my Daughter Margaret should Dye before her 
mother, then that Part of household Goods which I have given 
her I give to my beloved wife to be at her Disposal, & I do hereby 
nominate & appoint my three sons Sam^^ Lincoln, Jon* Lincoln, 
& John Lincoln, to be Exec^^ to this my Last will & testament, 
& I do hereby Disallow Revoke & Disanul all & other former 
Gifts, Legacys Wills & Bequests by me heretofore made, hereby 
Ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will & Testament 
& no other. In witness whereof, I do hereto Set my hand & Seal 
the Day & year above written 

''Sam^^ Lincoln & a seal 
Signed Sealed & Published announced & 
Declared, by the s^ Sam^^ Lincoln to be 
his Last Will & Testament 

''Benj* Lincoln, Benj* Lincoln Jun'', Eliz* Lincoln" 

He married (1), intentions published Feb. 27, 1713-14, at 
Hingham, Ruth^, daughter of DanieP {DanieP, Matthew^) and 
Elizabeth (Thaxter) Gushing of Hingham, born July 22, 1692, 
at Hingham; died Feb. 26, 1736-7, at Hingham. Her great- 
grandfather, Matthew^ Gushing, came from Hingham, England, 
and settled in Hingham, in New England, in the autumn of 1638. 
(Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 150, 152, 462.) 

He married (2), Jan. 25, 1740-1, at Hingham, Mrs. Grace 
(Stockbridge) Thaxter, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Tur- 
ner) Stockbridge of Pembroke, Mass., and widow of John Thaxter 
of Hingham. She was born Aug. 12, 1700, at Pembroke (Pem- 
broke Records), and died Apr. 22, 1760, at Hingham. Her first 
husband, John^ Thaxter, was son of SamueP {John^, Thomas^) and 
Hannah (Gridley) Thaxter of Hingham, born Jan. 6, 1693-4, 
at Hingham; died there, Apr. 6, 1733. He was a farmer, living 
on South street, opposite Thaxter's bridge. They had eight 
children. John Thaxter was own cousin of Mrs. Ruth (Gushing), 
Lincoln. (Hist, of Hingham, vols, ii, p. 462; iii, p. 231.) 

Ghildren by first wife, born at Hingham : 

aaba. Samuel, born Feb. 14, 1714-15. 

aabb. Deborah, born Feb. 11, 1717-18, bapt. March 16 (N. E. Hist. & Gen. 
Register, vol. Iviii, p. 175.) ; died May 24, 1769, at Hingham; married Nov. 
29, 1739, at Hingham, David*, son of David^ {SamueP, Thomas^) and 


Alice (Chubbuck) Thaxter, her second cousin. He was born July 19, 
1709, at Hingham and died there, Oct. 2, 1791. He was a farmer and 
lived at Hingham on Main street; was constable, 1745. (Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. iii, p. 232.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

a. David, born May 19, 1740; died July 30, 1785, unmarried. 

6. Jonathan, born Feb. 14, 1741-2; mar. Bethia Lincoln, aacba. 

c. Martha, born Feb. 12„ 1743-4; mar. Benjamin Beal. 

d. Jacob, born Jan. 18, 1746-7; mar. Rachel Lincoln, aacbd. 

e. Seth, born Apr. 28, 1748; died Jan. 27, 1751-2. 

/. Deborah, born Oct. 9. 1750; died Sept. 16, 1751. 
g. Deborah, born Aug. 16, 1752; mar. Capt. James Todd. 
h. Seth, born May 25, 1755; mar. EHzabeth Marsh. 
i. Laban, born Aug. 26, 1757. Served on the armed brig "Ha- 
zard," 1776-7. 
j. Daniel, born Oct. 19, 1760; mar. Lucy Blake. 
aabc. Jonathan, born March 24, 1719-20. 

aahd. Seth, born Feb. 7, 1725-6; died June 26, 1751, at Newfoundland, un- 

aabe. Ruth, born Jan. 11, 1728-9; died Apr. 13, 1731. 

aabf. Ruth, born Feb. 26, 1731-2; died March 6, 1732. 

aabg. Ruth, bapt. Feb. 25, 1732-3; died July 6, 1761, at Hingham; married 
Apr. 9, 1752, at Hingham, David^ son of Abel^ {Thecrphilu^ , DanieP, 
Matthew^) and Mary (Jacob) Gushing of Hingham, her second cousin. 
He was born Sept. 7, 1727, at Hingham and died there, Feb. 14, 1800. 
("Gushing Family" says "born Feb. 15.") He was a prominent citizen 
of Hingham, living on South Pleasant street. In 1757 he was cornet of a 
company which marched to the relief of Fort Wilham Henry, and in the 
Revolution he was successively lieutenant, captain, lieutenant-colonel, 
and colonel. He was selectman 1768-71, '75 and '76. 

He married (2), Jan. 23, 1763, at Hingham, Mabel^, daughter of Hosea* 
(Samuel^, Francis^, John^) and Mary (Whiting) Gardner of Hingham, 
born Jan. 6, 1738-9, at Hingham; died Aug. 14, 1798, at Hingham, who 
bore him twelve children. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii., p. 160; Gushing 
Genealogy, p. 42.) 

Ghildren, born at Hingham : 

a. Ruth, born Nov. 1, 1752; mar. Perez Gushing of Franklin, Mass. 

b. David, born July 2, 1754; mar. Hannah Gushing. 

c. Molly, born Sept. 26, 1756; mar. Joshua Mann of Hanover, 

d. Jonathan, born Apr. 13, 1759; mar. Sarah Simmons. 

e. Lydia, born June 2, 1761; mar. Asaph Tracy of Pembroke, 

aabh. John, born Aug. 14, 1735. 

Child, by second wife, born at Hingham: 

aabi. Margaret, born Jan. 23, 1741-2; living 1753 and named in her fa- 
ther's will, but no subsequent record has been found of her. 

aac. Jedediah, son of Samuel (Samuel) and Deborah (Hersey) 
Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Oct. 2, 1692, at Hingham; died 


Sept. 23, 1783, at Hingham. Besides being a farmer he was a 
"glazier" by occupation, being so described in a deed, dated 
March 22, 1742, by which he sold land in the first part of third 
division of Conohasset. (Suffolk County Deeds, vol. Ixx, f. 
113.) He lived at Hingham, on the paternal homestead near 
Thaxter's bridge and was constable in 1730. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 462.) His will, dated Feb. 11, 1769, probated Nov. 4, 
1783, is recorded in Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixxxii, 
f. 817. 

Will of Jedediah Lincoln 

"In the name of God Amen I Jedediah Lincoln of Hingham 
in the county of Suffolk in the Province of Massachusetts Bay 
in New England GentP this Eleventh Day of Feb^ A. D. Seven- 
teen Hundred and Sixty Nine knowing the uncertainty of Life 
do make and ordain this to be my Last Will & Testament and 
first and principally I give and recommend my Soul into the 
Hands of God, that gave it hoping for a full Pardon of all my 
Sins through the atone Ments of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and 
my Body to the Earth. And as Touching Such Worldly Estate 
wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me with, my Mind & Will 
is the same be Imploy'd & bestowed as in this my Will is here- 
after Expressed. Item I Will that all my just Debts & funeral 
Charges be Satisfied & paid by my Executor hereafter named in 
Convenant time After my Decease. Item I give to my Beloved 
Wife Mary the use & Improvement of the following Articles, 
(Viz) the East End of my now Dwelling House with a priviledge - 
in the Celler well & Garden; with what Aples She shall have 
Occasion for her Own use. Also the use of a Cow; & keeping of 
her Winter & Summer, as Also one Bed which she shall Cuse & 
what Other Uentiels [sic] Necessary for her own use in keeping 
House, during the Time she Remains my Widow. Also I give 
her Six pounds p year yearly & Every during the Term aforesaid ; 
to be paid by my Executors hereafter Named in in Meat Cornii 
& wood, which she shall Chuse, the foregoing Improvement, is 
given & Granted, to my said Wife in consideration of her Right; 
of Dower & power of Thirds in my Estate. Item I give & be- 
queath to my son Enoch Lincoln & to his heirs & Assigns forever, 
my now Dwelling House Out Houses & Land Adjoyning, Also 


the House he now Dwells in with the Out Houses & Land Ad- 
joyning, which I purchased of Thomas Chubbuck & M""^ Perkins, 
also my Land at Pleasant Hill that I purchased of Doct'^ Hearsey 
& M^ Nye — Also all my Meadow at Garnets Beach So Called, 
One half my Land at Beach Island, Also one half my Land at the 
Worlds End so Called, also all that Piece of Salt marsh which I 
purchased of Sarah Lewis, also all my wood Lot in the fourth 
Division So Called, & half my Wood Lot near James Hill So 
Called. Item I give & bequeath to my Son William Lincoln & 
to his Heirs and Assigns forever, all that Dwelling House Barn 
& Out Houses, with the Land Adjoyning that I purchased of 
Seth Cushing, Also all my Land at a place Called Aftens Lane — 
Also all my Lands at Otis Hill, half my Lands at Beach Island 
and half my Lands at the Worlds End. Also all my Lands over 
the River Lately common land, also all my Salt meadow ad- 
joyning to CoF Lincolns Dam at Ship lot so called, and my wood 
Lot at a Place Called the Great Plaine, and half my wood Lot 
at James's Hill, Item I give & bequeath to my Grand Daughter 
Rebecah Lincoln & to her Heirs and Assigns forever all my Lands 
that I purchased of Maj"" Thaxter at a place called Pauls Point. 
Item I give to Mary Hodson the Daughter of my Grand Daugh- 
ter Mary Hodson Deceased Eighteen pounds thirteen Shillings 
& four pence five pounds Six shillings & eight pence to be paid 
at my Decease & thirteen pounds Six Shillings & Eight pence 
to be paid to her at her coming to the Age of Eighteen years or 
Marriage which shall first Happen. Item I give & bequeath 
the Remainder of my Estate both Real & Personal to my Two 
Sons Enoch & William and to their Heirs & Assigns forever 
Equally to be Divided between them they paying and Providing 
for their Mother, what I have in this my will Ordered for her, to- 
gether with my Just Debts & funeral Charges & the Legacys 
given in this my Will, and I do hereby Nominate & Appoint my 
Two Sons Enoch & William Joynt Executors to this my last 
Will & Testament, In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand 
& Seal the Day & year above written 

''Signed Sealed Published 

''Jedediah Lincoln & a Seale 

''pronounced and Declared by the s^ Jedediah Lincoln to be 
his last Will & Testament in presence of us when we at the Same 


Time at his Request & in his presence Set to our hands as Wit- 

''Benj^ Lincoln Joseph Andrews Benj^ Lincoln Ju*"'' 

Jedediah Lincoln married (1), Jan. 9, 1716-17, at Hingham 
(by Samuel Thaxter, Esq., J. P.), Bethia^, daughter of Enoch^ 
(James^) and Mary (Lincoln) Whiton of Hingham, born Jan. 
20, 1694-5, at Hingham; died Sept. 24, 1734, at Hingham. Her 
grandfather, James^ Whiton, was an inhabitant of Hingham as 
early as 1647, and in 1681 was one of the larger tax-payers of 
the town. At his decease he owned much landed property in 
Scituate, Abington and Hanover, as well as in Hingham. His 
house was one of those burned by the Indians, Apr. 20, 1676. 
Bethia's maternal grandfather was Stephen Lincoln, already 
mentioned in the account of her aunt Deborah, aaa. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. iii, p. 290.) 

Mr. Lincoln married (2), June 10, 1736, at Pembroke, Mass. 
(Pembroke Records; Early Massachusetts Marriages, vol. ii, 
p. 60), widow, Mary Barker, of Pembroke, who was, without 
much question, daughter of David and Sarah (Gushing) Jacob 
of Hanover, Mass., born July 15, 1692, at Scituate (Scituate 
Records); who married Dec. 28, 1710, at Scituate, Francis^ son 
of Francis^ (Roherf) and Mary (Lincoln) Barker of Pembroke. 
(Ibid.) He was born Oct. 18, 1681, at Duxbury, Mass., and died 
in the Jerseys in 1733, and had by her eleven children. (The 
Barker Family of Plymouth Colony and County, p. 17; N. E. 
Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. liii, p. 428.) ''History of Hingham" 
says she died at Hingham, Nov. 22, 1775, "aged 87 years," 
which would make her born in 1688, but this record of age, which 
was probably taken from a family Bible, is very possibly an error 
for 82. 

Jedediah Lincoln and his wife, Bethia, are buried in Hingham 
cemetery, a double stone bearing the inscription here given. 
There is no stone in memory of the second wife and she is prob- 
ably buried elsewhere. He had no children by his second wife. 
(Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 462.) 


"Erected In Memory Of 

M'"Jedediah Lincoln 

and M^^ BETHIAH 

Lincoln his Wife 

She Died He Died 

Sep'^ the 24'^ Sep' the 23'^ 

1734 1783 

in the 40 *^ in the 91'* 

Year of he*" Year of his 


Children, by first wife, born at Hingham: 

aaca. Jedediah, born Oct. 18, 1718. 

aacb. Enoch, born Jan. 22, 1720-1. 

aacc. Mary, born Oct. 7, 1724; died Feb. 3, 1752, at Weymouth, Mass. She 
married Feb. 21, 1750-1, at Hingham (she is called "Maria" in the rec- 
ord of their intentions, pubUshed at Wejniiouth Oct. 24, 1750), John^, 
son of John* {Johv?, John^, Richard^) and Sarah (Nash) Porter of Wey- 
mouth, born Sept. 8, 1729, at Weymouth; died Jaai. 15, 1769, at Wey- 
mouth, where he had passed his Ufe. They had no children. He mar- 
ried (2) Sept. 20, 1753, at Weymouth, Temperance Shaw by whom he 
had three children, viz.: Mary, born Jan. 21, 1754; Mercy, born Aug. 14, 
1755; Survyer (Serviah?), bapt. Nov. 19, 1758. (Genealogy of the De- 
scendants of Richgtrd Porter, p. 35; Weymouth Records. In spite of 
these authorities I am inchned to beheve that the John Porter who 
married Mary Lincoln was the son of Joseph* [_John^, John^, Richard}~\ 
and Mercy [Randall] Porter, born June 23, 1725, at Weymouth; his age 
and the name of his daughter supporting this belief.) 

aacd. William, born Aug. 5, 1729. 

aace. Levi, born Feb. 15, 1733-4; died Dec. 2, 1734. 

aaf . Elisha, son of Samuel (Samuel) and Deborah (Hersey) 
Lincoln of Hingham, born Sept. 3, 1699, at Hingham; died 
Aug. 20, 1783, at Cohasset. He was a carpenter and resided on 
Deer Hill Lane in the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset. 
His dwelling house, which has since been occupied by successive 
generations of descendants and is still standing, was built by 
him early in the eighteenth century, from timber cut upon land 
bequeathed to him by his father. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, 
p. 462; Cohasset Records; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 233.) 

His will, dated Sept. 9, 1782, probated Nov. 4, 1783, names: 
Levi Bate, Sarah Baily, Sabiah Nichols, Abigail Wade, Zealous 
Bate, Ambrose Bate, Tephilus Bate and Phineas Bate, ''children 
of my late Daughter Grace Bate Deceased''; Daughter Sarah 


Whitcomb; Daughter Achsah Whitcom; Daughter Hannah 
Pritchard; Brother-in-Law Josiah Lincoln; Grandchildren, 
Eunice, Susannah, Chloe, Winnifry, Betty, Sarah, Hepzibah 
and Lois, '* children of my late Son Ezekiel Lincoln, deceased"; 
great-grandchild Olive Orcutt, a minor; grandson Elisha Lincoln; 
Daughter-in-Law Elizabeth Lincoln ''the widow of my son 
Ezekiel Lincoln, deceased"; Grandson Elisha Lincoln, residuary 
legatee. Friend Capt. Job Gushing executor. The estate was 
inventoried at £558:3:4 Real and £78:18:0 Persona . (Suffolk 
County Probate Records, vols. Ixxxii, f. 822; Ixxxiii, f. 370 and 
original papers.) 

He married Jan. 16, 1723-4, at Hingham, Sarah*, daughter of 
Joseph^ {James^, George^) and Sarah (Marsh) Lewis of Hingham, 
born Dec. 15, 1703, at Hingham; died Apr. 28, 1781, at Cohasset. 
Her great-grandfather, George^ Lewis, came to America from 
East Greenwich, county Kent, England, about 1633, and lived 
at Scituate and Barnstable. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 441-2; 
Cohasset Records.) Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln and two of their 
children are buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset. Their 
stones are inscribed as follows: — ''In Memory of J M'' EHsha 
Lincoln t who died Aug* t y' 20 1783 t in his 85*^ year" 

"In Memory of t Mrs. Sarah Wife t of Mr. Ehsha Lincoln 
t She died April y^ 28 t 1781 in her 78'^ year" 

"Ehsha Lincoln J son of M"" J Ehsha & M'' J Sary Lincoln 
t who died J May 9*^ 1731 t aged 3 months J & 10 days" 

"Samuel Lincoln t son of M"" J Elisha & M""^ t Sary Lincoln 
t who died Sep t tember 7 1741 J aged 9 months" 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aafa, Grace, born Apr. 3, bapt. Apr. 4, 1725; died May 4, 1781, at Cohasset. 
(Gravestone.) She married Joshua^, son of Joshua'* (Joshua^, Joseph^, 
Clement^) and Abigail (Joy) Bates of Hingham, born Dec. 1, 1724, at 
Hingham; died June 8, 1816, at Cohasset. He Hved on Beechwood street, 
in the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset; was constable, 1755; 
and member of committee of inspection, 1774. He married (2) Oct. 13, 
1782, at Cohasset (Cohasset and Scituate Records), Mrs. Hannah 
(Cowing) Pincin or Pynchon of Scituate. She was widow of Abner 
Pincin whom she married Apr. 22 or 23, 1770, and daughter of Job and 
Deborah (Gannett) Cowing of Scituate, bo^rn July 12, 1752, at Scituate; 
died Nov. 10, 1841, at Cohasset, as says her gravestone; but Cohasset 
Records say Nov. 11. Joshua and Hannah Bates had four children: 
Abner, Enos, Grace and Joishua. (Scituate Records; Cohasset Gene- 
alogies, p. 35.) 



Children, born at Hingham, second precinct : 

a. Levi, born Aug. 15, 1748; mar. Hannah Litchfield. 

b. Ambrose, born July 25, 1750; died Oct. 9, 1751. 

c. Sarah, born June 30, 1752; mar. Abner Bailey of Scituate. 

d. Grace, \ ^^^ ^arch 1, 1754; ( '^"'^ '°!l°'"' ■]''^\ , 

e. Zealous, j I mar. Abigail Nichols. 
/. ZiBiAH, born Aug. 3, 1756; mar. Nathaniel Nichols.* 
g. Ambrose, born Sept. 3, 1758; mar. Priscilla Lincoln, abbed. 
h. Abigail, born Oct. 21, 1760; mar. John Wade of Scituate. 
i, THEOPHtLus, born May 4, 1763; mar. Sarah Tower. 
j. Phineas, born May 23, 1766; mar. Abigail Lincoln, adffa. 

aafb. Sarah, born Dec. 9, bapt. Dec. 25, 1726; died May 23, 1745, unmar- 

aafc. Hannah, bapt. Jan. 12, 1728-9; died Aug. 21, 1741. (Gravestone says 
Aug. 28) 

aafd. Elisha, bapt. Feb. 28, 1730-1; died May 9, 1731. (Gravestone.) 

aafe. Elisha, bapt. March 26, 1732; died Aug. 18, 1741. (Gravestone; Co- 
hasset Genealogies says ''died Aug. 18, 1732." He and the older EUsha 
are buried in Central burying ground.) 

aaff. Ezekiel, bapt. Apr. 21, 1734. 

aafg. Levi, bapt. Oct. 10, 1736; died June, 1745. See Samuel, aafi. 
aafh. AcHSAH, born Nov. 3, bapt. Nov. 13, 1738; died Sept. 11, 1811, at 

Cohasset. "History of Hingham" says she died Sept. 17, as does her 
gravestone. She married Feb. 19, 1761, at Hingham, Israel, son of 
Israel'* (IsraeP, Robert^, John^) and Hannah (Kent) Whitcomb of Hing- 
ham, born Feb. 9, 1738-9, at Hingham; died June 4, 1824, at Cohasset. 
He was a farmer and lived on Beechwood street, Cohasset. They are 
buried in Beechwood cemetery. (Cohasset Records; Cohasset Genealo- 
gies, p. 469; Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 286; Whitcomb Genealogy, p. 
57; gravestones at Beechwood.) 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct : 

a. Hannah, born Sept. 17, 1761; mar. Samuel Oakes of Cohasset. 

6. Zadoc, born Dec. 11, 1763; mar. Rachel Gray and removed to 

c. Jacob, born March 9, 1765; mar. Anna Pratt. 

d. Elijah, bapt. June 15, 1765 (1766?); died in infancy. 

e. Samuel, born Sept. 5, 1767; mar. Lydia Ramsdell. 

f. Ezekiel, born Aug. 1, 1777; died early at sea. "Cohasset 
Genealogies" in marrying him to Lucy Whitcomb has confused 

him with his nephew, Ezekiel, son of Samuel. 
t,|. aafi. Samuel, born Aug. 18, 1741; died Sept. 7, 1741, aged 9 months, 27 
i;* days, according to a gravestone in Central burying ground, Cohasset. 

J,: This would make him born Nov. 11, 1740, and the date given for his 

i! birth is, perhaps, his baptism. "Cohasset Genealogies," following the 

ef "History of Hingham," gives his death as June, 1745, the same as for 

id' his brother Levi. 

1 aafj. Hannah, bapt. May 16, 1742; died May 1, 1805, at Cohasset "in her 
63rd year." (Gravestone.) She married Aug. 29, 1782, at Cohasset, 
Theodore^, son of OHver^ {Johv}) and Abigail (Tower) Pritchard of 

*In December, 1775, he had command of two sloops of war and was sent to Nassau to capture 

EDwder stored there. He seized nearly 100 cannon and other stores with alight resistance, and 
eld possession of the island a few days. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 304.) 


Hingham (second precinct), bapt. Dec. 12, 1762, at Cohasset; died March 
11, 1814, at Cohasset. He married (2) July 28, 1811, at Cohasset, Peggy 
Mann. No children are recorded. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 361.) 

aajk. Susanna, bapt. Oct. 28, 1744; died before her father, probably young. 

aafl. Sarah, born May 16, 1747; died Oct. 31, 1838, at Cohasset "aged 91 
years 5 ms," as says her gravestone at Beechwood. She married, Nov. 30, 
1769, at Cohasset, Lot^ son of Israel* {Israel^, Roherfi, Joh'n}) and Hannah 
(Kent) Whitcomb of Hingham, born Apr. 10, 1746, at Hingham (Family 
Bible says Apr. 21) ; died May 30, 1828, at Cohasset. His gravestone at 
Beechwood says he died May 31, 1846, and the Church Records say 
June, 1828. He was a farmer, Uving at Cohasset, and built the house on 
Beephwood street, now (1909) owned by Ira-Norton Pratt. He was a 
private in Capt. Obadiah Beal's company, which marched to Dbrchester 
March 4, 1776, to take part in the siege of Boston. (Hist, of Coliasset, 
p. 293; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 471; Kent Genealogy, p. 22, which says 
he died May 31; Whitcomb Genealogy, p. 57.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Elizabeth, born Aug. 16, 1770; died Dec. 11, 1772. 

b. Tyle, born Oct. 28, 1772; died Jan. 5, 1860, unmarried. 

c. Perez, born Dec. 30, 1774; mar. Priscilla Litchfield. 

d. Rachel, bapt. May 24, 1778; died young. 

c. Sally, born Aug. 24, 1779; mar. Enos Bates of Cohasset. 

/. ZoA, born Feb. 22, 1782; mar. John Pratt of Cohasset. 

g. Olive, born Sept. 23, 1784; mar. Henry Newton of Weymouth. 

h. Lot, born July 21, 1787; mar. Dolly Barber. 

i. Levi, born Aug. 19, 1791; mar. Ehzabeth Francis. 

aba. Obadiah, son of Daniel (Samuel) and Elizabeth (Lin- 
coln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Apr. 21, 1679, at Hing- 
ham; died Apr. 10, 1727, at Hingham, in the second precinct, 
now Cohasset. In 1711 he was taxed for a house, one horse, 
four oxen and one cow but no land, his house probably being 
on his father's farm. He died before his father and his son 
Daniel inherited the house of his grandfather Lincoln. 

He married June 19, 1707, at Hingham, Susanna^, daughter 
of Thomas^ (Thomas^) and Susanna (Wilson) Gill of Hingham, 
born Nov. 10, 1683, at Hingham; died Jan. 21, 1754. She 
married (2) Nov. 16, 1738, at Hingham, Capt. Jonathan Goddard 
of Roxbury. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 269, 463; Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 231; Hist, of Cohasset, p. 185.) 

Mr. Lincoln and his daughter Susannah are buried in Central 
burying ground, Cohasset. 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

dbaa. Thomas, born Feb. 17, 1708-9; died Nov. 21, 1712. 

abab. Elizabeth, probably died young but nothing is known of her. Her 


name is given by "History of Hingham"and "Cohasset Genealogies," 
without dates or authorities. 

abac. Susanna, born 1712-13; died Oct. 29, 1729, at Cohasset "in her 17tb 
year, " according to her gravestone in Central burying ground, which 
says she died Oct. 28, but the Church records say "aged 15 years." 
Another gravestone close by is marked "to Joanna Lincoln, died October 
28, 1728 in her 16th year," and it is uncertain whether the two stones 
are for the same person or for sisters. 

abad. Daniel, born May 17, 1719, bapt. Aug. 30, 1719. (N. E. ffist. & 
Gen. Register vol. Iviii, p. 261.) 

abac. Thomas, born Jan. 14, 1722-3, bapt. Feb. 3, 1722-3. (Ibid.) 

abb. Hezekiah, son of Daniel (Samuel) and Elizabeth (Lin- 
coln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Dec. 25, 1681, at Hing- 
ham; died Oct. 23, 1755, at Hingham, in the second precinct, 
now Cohasset, but his gravestone in Central burying ground says 
he died October 27. He lived near his father in the second 
precinct, and in 1711 was taxed for a house and three acres of 
land, one horse, two oxen and two cows. In 1718, when by- 
authority of the General Court the inhabitants of Cohasset 
met to provide for church and school, separate from Hingham, 
Hezekiah Lincoln was chosen one of a committee to provide a 
preacher for three months. (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 185, 194.) 

His will, dated May 29, 1749, probated Nov. 14, 1755, names: 
sons Francis, Obadiah and Hezekiah; daughters Priscilla Beal, 
Elizabeth Nichols, Mary Hall, Martha Leavitt, and Sarah and 
Susanna Lincoln. The following provisions are rather odd: 
'*to my Daughters Mary and Sarah each of them a bed, w^^ 
they now claim as their own, & to Susanna the Bed w^^ is now 
used for myself with the Furniture belonging to each of s^ Beds 
& also to Sarah & Susanna y^ use of the Front Chamber of my 
dwelling House & a Priviledge in the Cellar & Well so long as 
they remain unmarried." ''Item I give to my Daughters all 
my Household Goods, excluding Priscilla above named to be 
equally divided to & among them except a Bed & Furniture 
thereto belonging w^^ my three sons now use, w^^ I give equally 
to them." (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. 1, f. 643.) 

He married (1) Feb. 21, 1710-11, at Hingham, Percilla^ daugh- 
ter of John2 (John^) and Mary (Hilliard) Farrow of the second 
precinct of Hingham, born Apr. 4, 1680, at Hingham; died Aug. 
26, 1712, at Hingham. Her grandfather, John Farrow or Farrar, 
came from Hingham, England, in 1635, with his wife Frances 


and daughter Mary, and received a grant of five acres in our 
Hingham. His son John, father of Percilla, was a ^'carpenter" 
and held the office of constable in 1672. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 215.) 

He married (2), his intentions being pubhshed at Hingham, Feb. 
25, 1715-16, Mary, daughter of Francis and Mary (Cantlebury) 
Horswell of Hingham, born March 22, 1689-90, at Hingham; 
died Aug. 5, 1747, at Hingham, in the second precinct. A deed 
of Anna Cantlebury, widow of Cornelius Cantlebury of Hingham, 
names their five daughters, viz. : Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Han- 
nah and Hester; and states that ''Mary being married to Francis 
Horswell of Hingham" and the said Anna not having wherewith 
to pay a legacy of £10 to said Mary, she, Anna, conveyed to 
said Francis Horswell certain lands in Hingham, Aug. 5, 1695. 
(Suffolk County Deeds, vol. xxii, f . 340.) Francis Horswell was, 
for several years, a resident of the second precinct of Hingham 
and, with his first wife, Mary, is buried in Central burying 
ground. He died Feb. 27, 1717, in his 57th year. A deed, dated 
March 20, 1719, states that ''Francis Horswell, late of Hingham, 
yeoman, dece'd, died Intestate and made no manner of disposal 
of his estate, and left issue two daughters, namely Mary Lincolne 
wife of Hezekiah Lincolne and Sarah Horse well . . . ", (Ihid., 
vol. xxxiii, f. 231.) Mr. Lincoln and his two wives are buried 
in Central burying ground, Cohasset. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. 
ii, pp. 352, 463; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 232; gravestones.) 

Child by first wife, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

abha. Percilla, born March 22, 1711-12; died May 4, 1760, at Cohasset; 
married Oct, 28, 1731, at Hingham, Jonathan"*, son of Lazarus^ (Jere- 
miah^, Joh'n}) and Susanna (Lewis) Beal of Hingham, born July 20, 
1708, at Hingham; died before his second wife but the date has not been 
found. His wife Percilla is buried in Cedar street cemetery, her stone 
being the oldest in that ground, but if he is buried there no stone marks 
his grave. He lived in the second precinct of Hingham on North Main 
street, and was the first representative of Cohasset to the General Court 
in 1776-7. He married (2), Aug. 27, 1761, at Hingham, Mercy^ daughter 
of Ebenezer^ {Joh'n}) and Hannah (Gannett) Kent of Hingham and widow, 
first of Stephen Stodder, whom she married Nov. 29, 1717 (Hist, of 
Hingham says Nov. 27), and second of David Bates, whom she married 
June 8, 1757. By her first husband she had ten children. She was born 
July 31, 1708, at Hingham, second precinct, and died a widow Apr. 
5, or by the church records Apr. 6, 1802, at Cohasset. (Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vols, ii, pp. 41, 62, 404; iii, p. 195; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 52, 
62, 214, 408.) 


Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

a. Percilla, born Jan. 14, 1732-3; mar. Isaiah Stodder. 

h. Obadiah, born March 30, 1735; died 1783 unmarried or s. p. 

c. Susanna, born Jan. 27, 1736-7; mar. Solon Stephenson. 

d. Betty, born Nov. 18, 1738; mar. Mordecai Bates. 

e. Mary, born July 6, 1740; mar. Jerome Stephenson. 
/. Tamar, born Nov. 9, 1742; mar. Daniel Nichols, Jun. 
g. Martha, born July 7, 1744; mar. Samuel Bates, Jun. 
h. Sarah, bapt. Oct. 12, 1746; mar. Joseph Bates. 

i. Chloe, bapt. Aug. 1, 1749; mar. John Willcutt, Jun. 

Children by second wife, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

ahhh. Elizabeth, born March 17, 1716-17, bapt. Apr. 14, 1717 (N. E. Hist. 
& Gen. Register, vol. Iviii, p. 173); died Oct. 12, 1778, at Cohasset, but 
her gravestone says Oct. 10. She married Dec. 3, 1741, at Boston, by 
Caleb Lyman, Esq., J. P. (Boston Records), Thomas", son of Nathaniel* 
(Israel"^, Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Lincoln) Nichols of Hingham, abcc, 
born Nov. 13, 1716; died Jan. 9, 1774, at Cohasset. He lived in the 
second precinct of Hingham, on the Jerusalem roacj, in a house built 
by himself, which was torn down in 1906, and replaced by the house of 
William-Deford Bigelow. He was constable in 1746. He and his wife 
are buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset. His great-grandfather, 
Thomas^ Nichols, had a grant of land in Hingham, in 1637. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. iii, p. 87; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 300.) 
Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

a. Elizabeth, born Jan. 23, 1742-3; died May 9, 1754. 

h. Lot, born Oct. 24, 1744; mar. Thankful Tower. 

c. Mary, born Oct. 4, 1746; died Apr. 15, 1831, unmarried. (Co- 
hasset church records say she died in 1830, aged 85.) 

d. Martha, born March 29, 1749; mar. Job Gushing of Cohasset. 

e. Sarah, born May 26, 1751 ; mar. Robert Young of Cohasset. 
/. Thomas, born Nov. 25, 1753. 

g. Elizabeth, born Jan. 12, 1755; died Feb. 27, 1812, unmarried. 
"History of Hingham," vol. iii, p. 87, says she died Oct. 9, 1821, 
mistaking her for her cousin Ehzabeth, daughter of Daniel 
and Tamar (Beal) Nichols, ahhaf. Her death is from her grave- 
h. Priscilla, born Feb. 18, 1758; mar. Levi Tower. See abaef. 
abbe. Mary, born May 19, 1719; died Apr. 5, 1799, at Cohasset; married 
May 11, 1749, at Boston, by John Phillips, J. P. (Boston Records), 
James, son of Richard Hall of Boston, but his birth is not recorded there. 
The will of his father, Richard Hall of Boston, dated Apr. 19, 1744, 
probated July 3, 1744, names: sons John, George, Richard, WiUiam 
and Charles "to each five shillings"; daughter Constance "five shiUings"; 
son James "wearing apparel"; son James and daughter Mary residuary 
legatees. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. xxxvii, p. 186; Colonial 
Society's PubHcations, vol. xiv, p. 405.) James Hall was a poll tax 
payer at Hingham in 1749, and an owner of real estate there in 1752. 
He Uved in the second precinct, now Cohasset, on the east side of the 
common, in a hou^e which he built in 1750 partly of timbers from the. 
first church. The house was standing and occupied in 1908. He was by 
trade a shipwright and held the office of co'nstable in 1753-4. He probably 


died early in 1788, as on March 25, 1788, his son James was appointed 
administrator of his estate, and the personal property was allowed to 
his widow. His estate was appraised Apr. 11, 1788. (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. Ixxxvii, p. 187; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 173; 
Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 283.) 

Children, bom at Hingham, second precinct: 

a. James, born Feb. 22, 1749-50; mar. Mrs. Persis Lincoln, ahaea. 

b. RiCHAKD. 

c. Susanna, born 1754; died Jan. 23, 1833, unmarried. 

d. Maby, died young. 

ahbd. Martha, born May 13, 1721; died Sept. 28, 1812, at Cohasset, but 
the Church Records say Oct. 1, 1812, aged 92. She married, Apr. 24, 
1746, at Hingham, Nehemiah*, son of EUsha' {IsraeP, John}) and Sarah 
(Lane) Leavitt of Hingham, born Nov. 21, 1721, at Hingham; died 
1771, at Cohasset, intestate. "History of Hingham" questions this 
date but says that his estate was settled Jan. 7, 1773. He is called both 
''cooper" and "blacksmith" and was certainly the latter as he charged 
the town "for a pair of tongues" (tongs) "for y* school in 2nd parish." 
(Hist, of Cohasset, p. 178.) He lived in the second precinct of Hingham, 
now Cohasset, on North Main street, and held the office of constable 
in 1754. His paternal ancestor, John^ Leavitt, was a resident of Dor- 
chester, Mass., in 1634 but soon went to Hingham and had a grant of 
a house-lot there in 1636. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 228; Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. ii, p. 433.) 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

a. Sarah, born Dec. 10, 1746; mar. Timothy Burr of Cohasset. 

b. Elizabeth, born Apr. 2, 1751; mar. Daniel McLeod. 

abbe. Francis, born June 5, 1723. 

abbf. Sarah, born Aug. 7, 1725; died May 2, 1813, at Cohasset, unmarried. 

abbg. Obadiah, born Apr. 11, 1728; died 1762, unmarried. He is said to 
have been a soldier in the French and Indian war. July 8, 1762, Hezekiah 
Lincoln of Hingham, yeoman, was admitted administrator to the estate 
of Obadiah Lincoln, late of said Hingham, yeoman, deceased; Daniel 
Lincoln, gentleman, and Cushing Kilby, shipwright, both of Hingham, 
sureties. His estate was appraised, Aug. 19, 1762, at £10:5:0 personal; 
£46:0:0 real. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vols. Ix, p. 446; Ixi, p. 88.) 

abbh. Hezekiah, born Jan. 15, 1729-30. 

abbi. Susanna, born June 30, 1733; died Aug. 13, 1809, at Cohasset but 
church records say May 13. She married, March 24, 1757, at Hingham, 
Thomas^, son of Lazarus* {Lazarus^, Jeremiah^, Johv}) and Ruth (An- 
drews) Beal of Hingham, born May 6, 1732, at Hingham, second precinct; 
died June 15, 1805, at Cohasset. (Gravestone.) He was a farmer and 
lived on North Main street in the seC6nd precinct of Hingham, now 
Cohasset. He and his wife are buried in Central burying ground. His 
paternal ancestor, John^ Beal, came from Hingham, England, in 1638 
with his wife, five sons, three daughters and two servants and settled 
in Hingham, receiving a grant of land containing six acres on what is 
now South street. He lived to be one hundred years old, dying in 1688. 
(Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 53,66; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 66.) 
Children, born at Hingham, second precinct : 

a. Hezekiah, born Dec. 5, 1757; mar. Ehzabeth Burr. 

b. David, born Apr. 5, 1760; mar. Abigail Burr. 


c. Ruth, born June 26, 1763; mar. (1) Zenas Stodder; (2) Levi 
Tower, see abaef. 

d. Susanna, born Nov. 29, 1765; mar. Elisha Lincoln, aafff. 

e. Thomas, born 1768, bapt. Feb. 5, 1775. 

/. Obadiah, born 1771, bapt. Jan. 26, 1772; died July 5, 1811, 

g. Thankful, born 1774, bapt. Feb. 5, 1775. 

ada. MoRDECAi, son of Mordecai {Samuel) and Sarah 
(Jones) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Apr. 24, 1686, at Hing- 
ham; died May 12, 1736, at Amity, Pennsylvania. 

It was not until after President Abraham Lincoln's death 
that it was seriously suggested that his ancestry might be traced 
to one of the Hingham, Massachusetts, families. In October, 
1865, the late Solomon Lincoln, senior, of Hingham, aacdd e, 
published an article in the "New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register," entitled '* Notes on the Lincoln Families," 
in which he expressed his belief that Samuel Lincoln of Hingham 
was most likely the ancestor of the President. He based his 
belief on the similarity of names of Samuel's known descendants 
and those of the known relatives of the President. These names 
were Isaac, Jacob, Thomas, Abraham and Mordecai, the last 
two, and especially the last, being peculiarly suggestive, for the 
reason that Samuel's son Mordecai had two sons, Mordecai 
and Abraham, who had apparently left home before their father's 
death, and the name Mordecai is very unusual in other New 
England families. The President himself had little knowledge 
of his ancestry. In correspondence with Mr. Solomon Lincoln 
in 1848 he said: *'My father's name is Thomas — my grandfath- 
er's was Abraham, the same as my own. My grandfather went 
from Rockingham County in Virginia to Kentucky, about the 
year 1782, and two years afterwards was killed by the Indians. 
We have a vague tradition, that my great-grandfather went 
from Pennsylvania to Virginia, and that he was a Quaker. 
Further than this, I have never heard anything. It may do no 
harm to say that * Abraham' and * Mordecai' are common names 
in our family." In another letter he said: "I have mentioned 
that my grandfather's name was Abraham. He had, as I think 
I have heard, four brothers, Isaac, Jacob, Thomas and John. 
He had three sons, Mordecai, Josiah and Thomas, the last my 
father. My uncle Mordecai had three sons, Abraham, James 


and Mordecai. Uncle Josiah had several daughters and an only 
son, Thomas. My father has an only child, myself of course. 
This is all I know certainly on the subject of names; it is however 
my father's understanding that Abraham, Mordecai and Thomas 
are old family names of ours." 

Mr. Solomon Lincoln himself never found any confirmation 
of his conjecture but in April, 1887, Samuel Shackford, Esq., 
of Chicago, 111., himself a descendant from Samuel Lincoln 
(see aacdb ca), in an article in the ''New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register," furnished strong circumstantial evidence 
that Mordecai's two sons, Mordecai and Abraham, went from 
New England to New Jersey and thence to Pennsylvania, where 
they died, leaving many descendants. The evidence discovered 
and presented by Mr. Shackford has since been more fully 
presented in ''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," by J. Henry 
Lea and J. R. Hutchinson, Boston, 1909; and "Abraham Lincoln, 
An American Migration," by Marion Dexter Learned, Philadel- 
phia, 1909, to both of which books the reader is referred. The 
latter sums up the case as follows: "It cannot be reasonably 
questioned that Mordecai Lincoln and Abraham, his brother, of 
Monmouth County, New Jersey, were the two sons whom 
Mordecai Lincoln, of Hull [sic], Massachusetts, mentioned 
in his will in 1727. The circumstantial evidence is quite convin- 
cing. First, the fact that the father gave the children at home 
his land, but to the two brothers, Mordecai and Abraham, their 
portion in cash, would indicate that they had gone away from 
home. Second, these two Lincolns, Mordecai and Abraham, 
are not found in any records of that period, except in those of 
Monmouth County, New Jersey. Third, these two brothers, 
Mordecai and Abraham, are found in New Jersey in a settlement 
made by New Englanders, largely from Massachusetts." To 
this it may be added that it is hardly conceivable that there were 
two Lincoln families at the same period possessing two brothers 
named Mordecai and Abraham, the latter name being by no 
means common and the former excessively rare, except in this 
Lincoln family. Further evidence of the connection between 
the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts families has recently been 
discovered by the writer, in the proof now offered in this volume, 
that Abraham's son Mordecai returned to Scituate, Massachu- 


setts, the home of his presumed grandfather, and was there 
married. (See adhf,) 

It is not known when Mordecai removed to New Jersey, 
but he was certainly hving there, a married man, Sept. 14, 1714, 
on which date John Bowne, uncle of Mordecai's wife, Hannah 
Saltar, calls her in his will, Hannah Lincon. For a copy of John 
Bowne's will, see ''Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration,'* 
pp. 10-11, and see p. 12 for a copy of a letter from John Saltar, 
Hannah's brother, in which he speaks of his ''brother Lincon." 
The settlement of John Bowne's estate involved a lawsuit which 
was commenced by Obadiah Bowne, the executor, against the 
heirs in 1716, and Mordecai Lincoln was one of the defendants. 
His name is variously spelled in the Court records "Lincoln," 
"Lincorn," "Linckorn," and "Lincon." The suit was first 
brought against him Feb. 28, 1716, for a debt of £140 and the 
plaintiff was twice non-suited. The suit was renewed Aug. 27 
and Nov. 28, 1719, on both which dates the words "non est" 
are written against the defendant's name. May 27, 1720, the suit 
was brought by Bowne against Mordecai Lincoln and Richard 
Saltar (Lincoln's father-in-law) and was non-suited and being 
renewed, Aug. 27, 1720, the suit against Lincoln was withdrawn 
by consent of the plaintiff's attorney. 

Feb. 29, 1720, Richard Saltar of Freehold, Monmouth county, 
Province of New Jersey, in consideration "of ye sum of one 
hundred and fifty two Pounds Curant Money of ye Province 
aforesaid," sold to " Mordecai Lincon of ye Same," "four hundred 
are [?acres] More or Less besides allowance for barron Land 
and High Ways " . . . "on Machaponix River & Gravill Brook 
in the County of Middlesex." Six years later. May 26, 1726, 
Saltar sold one hundred acres more on Machaponix river to 
Mordecai Lincoln, but at this time Lincoln is described as "of 
the County of Chester in the Prov^^ of Pensilvania," whither 
he is supposed to have removed in the year 1720, as his name 
appears in the tax lists of that county in that year, the tax lists 
showing that in 1720 he was assessed "near y® Branches of the 
French Creek & Brandy wine," in 1722, in the township of Nant- 
meal, and in 1724 and 1725 in the township of Coventry. (Abra- 
ham Lincoln, An American Migration, pp. 16-19, 22, 24-26.) 
Feb. 28, 1723-4, he entered into an agreement with Samuel Nutt 


of Coventry, ^* Ironmonger," and William Branson of Philadel- 
phia, "Merch*," in which he is described as ^'Ironmonger," and 
which recites that these three had *'at their Joint Charge lately 
erected Built and provided one Dwelling House and a Forge with 
Engines belonging to their Iron Works besides other Buildings 
& Erections Situate Lying and being on a Certain Tract of Land 
at French Creek." This partnership lasted, however, only 
until Dec. 14, 1725, when Lincoln sold his interest to William 
Branson for ''Five Hundred Pounds of Current Lawful Money 
of America" (Ibid., pp. 22-4), but it is of great interest since it 
proves that he was in the same business as Mordecai Lincoln 
of Scituate and testifies to their relationship. Soon after this 
he removed to Berks county, Pennsylvania, where in 1727 he 
was, with Benjamin Boone and others, appointed viewer of 
Tulpehocken road from the Schuylkill river to Oley (Ancestry 
of Abraham Lincoln, p. 70), and this office he seems to have 
held for some years, since, in 1735, he signed the return of the 
reviewers of the road. In 1730, Mordecai Lincoln purchased of 
Thomas Millard, 303 acres of land in Exeter township, in or 
near a village which was then called Amity, then in Philadelphia 
county but now in Berks, and here he built the house, still stand- 
ing, which until a few years ago remained in the possession of his 

His will, dated Feb. 22, 1735-6, probated June 7, 1736, is as 
follows : 

"In the Name of God Amen I Mordecai Lincon of Amity 
in the County of philad^ in the province of pennsylv^ being 
Sick and weak in body but of Sound mind and Memory Do 
make this my last will and Testament in manner and form 
following revoking and hereby disanulling and making void all 
other and former Wills and Testaments by me made whether 
in word or Writing allowing this to be my last will and Testament 
and no other 

"Imprimis it is my mind that in y^ first place my Just debts 
be honiestly paid. 

"Item I give and bequeath unto My Son Mordecai Linkon 
the half of my land Scituate in amity and to his heirs and assigns 

"Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Linkon his 

c ■•== 


heirs and assigns forever the one half of my Land in amity 

''With this proviso that if my present wife Mary Should 
prove with Child at my Decease and bring forth a son. then I 
order that y^ Said Land be Divided into three equall parts, And 
that Mordecai Shall have y® Lower most or South East part, 
and Thomas the Middle most and the posthumus y^ uper 

''Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Hannah 
and Mary a Certain piece of Land at Matjaponix allread Settled 
on them by a deed of gift. 

"Item I give unto my Son John Lincon a Certain piece of 
Land Lying in the Jerseys Containing three hundred acres, and 
to his heirs and assigns forever. 

"Item I give and Bequeath unto my Two daughters Anne & 
Sarah and to their heirs and assigns forever one hundred acres 
of Land laying at Matjaponix in the Jersey, which Land I do 
order my Executrix herein after Named to Sell and divide y® 
mony equally between them. 

"And I do further order and appoint that if any one of my 
Children above named Should happen to dye before they arive 
to their full age then Such Share or Shares of y® deceased Shall 
be Equally Divided amongst y® Surviving Children. 

"Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary all 
y^ residue or remainder of My Estate goods Chatties Quick & 
dead To be at her disposall, and Liberty to remain on My 
plantati [on] at Malar Amity untill those my Children are at 
their Severall ages, the better to enable my Wife to bring up all 
my Children without wasting or ebezeling what I have left 

"And I do hereby nominate and appoint my Wife Mary 
Lincon my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and 
testam [ent]. 

"And my loving friends and Neighbours Jonathan Robeson 
and George Boone Trustees to assist my Executrix in & seeing 
this my Will and Testament well and truly perform [ed] accord- 
ing to y^ true Intent and Meaning thereof. 

"The within named Mordecai Lincon did Sign publish pro- 


nounce and declare that this present writing was his last will 

and Testament y^ 22 day of ffebruary A° Dom^ 1735 

In the presence of us Mordecai Lincon 

Israel Robeson 

Solomon Coles 


The inventory of the personal estate is as follows (for 
photographic reproduction of the will and inventory see ''Abra- 
ham Lincoln, An American Migration," pp. 26-29): 

"A true Inventory of all and Singular y^ Goods & Chatties 
and Credits of Mordecai Lincon Gent"™ Deceased praised at Amity 
y^ 5th day of June A^D^ 1736 by Ellis Hugh and Squire Boone 
Imprimis To purse and apparel £10-00-00 

To His books 02-00-00 

To a bed £2-10s/ / a Chest of drawers £l-10s 04-00-00 

To an oval Table 00-15-00 

To one bed £2-and a desk 6s 02- 6-00 

To a Chest and Looking Glass 00- 6-00 

To Chares and Pewter 2- 4- 

To three guns and wooden Ware 2-00-00 

To Spining Wheels and Iron potts 1-13-00 

To Two beds and Earthern ware 2-12-00 

To a Saddle one bed and a Trunk 2-00-00 

To a Still and Some Swine 8-00-00 

To Sheep 7-00-00 

To Horned Cattle 30-00-00 

Horses 15-00-00 

To a mare and Colt 2-00-00 

To a Lumb [Loom] and Gares [Gears] 2-00-00 

To a Small Cart, plow Harrow and gares [gears] 3-10-00 

To Smith Tools 2-10-00 

To an Iron Kittle 00-15-00 

Carpenters Tools 10s/ / Haws [Hoes?] and axes 10s 1-00-00 
To Negro Will 20-00-00 

To Negro John for Seven years 10-00-00 

prised by us y^ Subscribers y® day and 
year above written Ellis Hugh 

Squire Boone" 


Mr. Lincoln married (1) before 1714, as is proved by the date 
of John Bowne's will already referred to, and probably in Mon- 
mouth county, New Jersey, perhaps at Freehold, Hannah, 
daughter of Richard and Hannah (Bowne) Salter or Saltar of 
Freehold. No record has been found of her birth or death, but 
she was probably the oldest child of her parents and born about 
1692, and her death must have occurred not long after the birth 
of her youngest child in February, 1727, since her husband 
married again as early as the summer of 1729. (For notes on the 
Salter and Bowne families see ''The Ancestry of Abraham 
Lincoln,'' pp. 90-97, 139.) 

Mr. Lincoln married (2), probably in the summer of 1729, 
Mary, thought to be the daughter of Andrew Robeson of Amity 
for the following reason: "The 'London Company' (consisting 
of Tobias Collet, Daniel Quain and Henry Golding) took up a 
tract of 1000 acres in Exeter twp., Berks co., on each side of the 
Schuylkill River, on a warrant issued 18, Oct. 1716, being part 
of 60,000 acres grtd them in Penna. by Wm. Penn, 1699. On 9, 
Nov. 1717 the Patent was issued. In Feb. 1718 the Co. grtd 
their right to Andrew Robeson, then of Roxbury twp., Phila. 
Co. In May 1730 this tract became vested in Mordecai Lincoln 
the elder who devised it to his two sons Mordecai and Thomas 
and a posthumous son Abraham who later became prominent 
in the political Hist, of Berks Co." (Extract from a letter of 
H. M. M. Richards of Reading to Gilbert Cope, Nov. 24, 

The date of Mrs. Mary Lincoln's birth has not been learned. 
She died in 1783, at Amity, intestate, and March 25, 1783, her son 
John was appointed administrator on her estate. She married 
(2) before Jan. 17, 1742, one Roger Rogers, as, on that date, 
she gave a power of attorney to her " son-in-Law William Tallman 
of Amity," in which she is described as "Mary Rodgers of 
Exeter . . . Sole Executrix of Mordecai Lincon my deceased 
Husband." This power of attorney was to authorize Tallman 
to dispose of the one hundred acres of land in New Jersey, which 
she was authorized by Mordecai to sell for the benefit of his 
daughters, Anne and Sarah, and it was witnessed by Roger 
Rogers. Tallman sold the land May 10, 1743, and in the deed 
Mary is called "widow and sole executrix, being now the wife of 


Rodger Rodgers." (Philadelphia Deeds, Book D^, p. 146.) Rogers 
died intestate and administration was granted to Mary his 
widow, Dec. 22, 1758. There is no evidence of their having 
children. In June, 1775, Mary was administratrix on the estate 
of her son Thomas. (Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 70-72.) 
Children, by first wife, born: a-d probably at Freehold, N. J.; 
e, f probably at Coventry, Pa. : 

adaa. John, born May 3, 1716. 

adab. Deborah, born January, 1717-18; died May 15, 1720, at AUentown. 
N. J., where a monument in the old cemetery bears the following in- 
scription: "To the Memory of Deborah Lincoln, Aged 3 yrs, 4 mos, 
May 15, 1720." Her death perhaps occurred while the family was re- 
moving from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. (Abraham Lincoln, An 
American Migration, p. 21; The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, p. 72/) 

adac. Hannah, date of birth unknown; died before 1769; married before 
Dec. 15, 1742, Joseph Millard of Amity who died in 1770. He apparently 
married a second wife, since administration on his estate was granted 
Feb. 17, 1770, to Mary Millard; and his wife Hannah was not living in 
1709 when, in a quit-claim deed made by the children and heirs of Mor- 
decai Lincoln to establish a right of his posthumous son, Abraham, 
through his father's will, Joseph Millard is described ae "Esq. of Union 
township and husband of Mordecai's daughter Hannah then deceased." 
The same deed names their children, " Mordecai, Joseph, Jr., James and 
Barbara Millard." That Hannah was married before Dec. 15, 1742, is 
proved by a deed of that date, by which Hannah Lincoln, having married 
one Joseph Millard of Amity, conveyed her "moiety" to one William 
Tallman. (The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 72, 180, 194-5; Gen. 
& Pers. Memoirs of Chester & Delaware Counties, Penn., vol.' i, p. 404.) 


a. Mordecai, living 1769. 
h. Joseph, 

c. James, " " 

d. Barbara, " " 

adad. Mary, date of birth unknown; died after 1769; married in 1742, 
Francis', son of Peter^ {Francis^) and Alice (Worrilow)Yarnall of Goshen, 
Pa., born Sept. 27, 1719; died after 1769 in which year he, being described 
as "yeoman of Reading, Pa.," with his wife Mary joined her brothers 
and sisters in a quit-claim deed to her half-brother Abraham. Francis 
Yamall was a Quaker but his wife was not and complaint of his marriage 
"out o'f meeting" was made at Exeter Meeting 8 mo. 7th, 1742, and 
testimony was formally made against him 10 mo. 30th of same year as 
follows: "Whereas Francis Yarnell, son to Peter Yarnall of Exeter, 
having but a short time past Requested of Friends to let him come undei; 
their care, which was granted him, but for want of being so Careful to 
mind the gift of God in himself as he ought to have done, he went to 
vain Pastimes, and took a wife of another Persuasion and took an oath 
before Magistrates; yet, notwithstanding what hath been acted by him. 
Friends care over him at several times hath been to bring him to a sense 
of his condition, but all seeming to work no contrition in him, therefore. 


a. Abigail, married May 5, 1767, Adin Pancoast and died March, 

h. MoRDECAi, died August, 1774, in Maryland, unmarried. 

c. William, mar. Susanna Parks. f 

d. Mary, mar. May 8, 1777, Isaac Lee. 

e. George, born 1759; mar. Margaret Mayberry. 
/. Thomas, born 1761; mar. Ann Tea. 

g. Jeremiah, born 1762-3; mar. Rebecca. 

h. Hezekiah, born 1764; mar. (1) Hannah Hughes; (2) EUzabeth 

Children, by second wife, born probably at Amity, Pa. : 

adag. MoRDECAi, born May 9, 1730. 

adah. Thomas, born about 1732. 

adai. Abraham, born Oct. 18, 1736, posthumous. 

adb. Abraham, son of Mordecai (Samuel) and Sarah (Jones) 
Lincoln of Hingham and Scituate, Mass., born Jan. 13, 1688-9, in 
the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset; died between Apr. 
15 and 29, 1745, at Springfield, then in Chester but now in Dela- 
ware county, Pennsylvania, the dates respectively of the signing 
and proving of his will. He removed, probably with his brother 
Mordecai, to Monmouth county, New Jersey, and there purchased, 
Feb. 11, 1722, two hundred and forty acres of land in Cross- 
wicks, now in Burlington county, of Safety Boyden, and again, 
March 15, 1725, another two hundred acres in the same place 
of Abraham Vanhorn. He had probably settled in New Jersey 
several years before, perhaps as early as 1714 or earlier, and was 
certainly living in Monmouth county on Nov. 22, 1720, when he 
is named as one of the twenty-two jurors in the General Quarter 
Sessions of the Peace. These farms he conveyed, Apr. 29, 1730, 
to Thomas Williams of Freehold, N. J., for five hundred and 
ninety pounds ''current money of New Jersey,'' being described 
in the deed as "blacksmith." Three months previously he had 
purchased, Jan. 16, 1729-30, of the same Thomas Williams, three 

*"Adin Pancoast of Mansfield township, West New Jersey, son of John (deceased) and 
Mary, and Abigail Boone of Exeter township, daughter of William and Sarah, were married 
5 mo. 28, 1767." (Records of Berks County Monthly Meeting.) 

tWilliam and his wife are called- the "founders" of Boonesborough, Md. Of his brothers 
the following data have been received: George mar. Aug. 6, 1781, and died June 30, 1824, in his 
65th year; Thomas mar. Apr. 20, 1788, and died in 1823 ; Jeremiah was given a letter to Philadel- 
phia Meeting, June 27, 1781 ; his descendants are supposed to be living there; Hezekiah mar. (1) 
May 21, 1791, Hannah Hughes, a descendant of George and Deborah (Howell) Boone, he 
mar. (2) Apr. 13, 1809, Elizabeth Boone, a granddaughter of James and Mary (Foulke) Boone, 
and died Apr. 1, 1827, aged 63. William Boone is thought to have joined the Revolutionary 
army, Dec. 25, 1776. An account of this family in " The Pennsylvania German," vol. xi, p. 726, 
contains several errors. 


hundred acres of land on Crum creek, in Springfield, Penn., the 
consideration being three hundred and twenty pounds ''lawful 
money of America," and had apparently occupied this land for a 
year previous to the purchase. These last two deeds are printed 
in full in ''Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration," pp. 32-43. 
He continued to reside in Springfield until his death, though, 
from the fact that his youngest child was baptized in Christ 
Church, Philadelphia, in 1735 and that, after his death, all his 
children seem to have lived in that parish, he may have had 
some occupation in that city. By deeds dated March 29 and 
Nov. 19, 1744, he purchased from the heirs of William Clare a lot 
of land on Elbow Lane, Philadelphia, with two tenements or 
messuages thereon, for one hundred and seventy pounds, "lawful 
money of Pennsylvania." 

His will, dated Apr. 15, 1745, and possessing much genealogical 
value, and the inventory of his estate are here given in full. 
They are copied from photographic reproductions in "Abraham 
Lincoln, An American Migration," pp. 54, 56. 

"I Abraham Lincon of Springfield in the County of Chester 
in the province of Pensilvania Blacksmith being sick and weak 
in body but of well disposing mind and Memory praise be given 
to Almighty God therefore but in Consideration of the Uncer- 
tainty of this Mortal state and not knowing how it may please 
the Lord to deal with me at this time DO make and Ordain this 
my last Will and Testament in Manner and form follo'^ing First 
and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of God that 
gave it and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried in a 
Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Execu- 
tors AND as Touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased 
the Lord to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as fol- 
loweth IMPRIMIS my will is that in the first place all my Just 
debts and funeral Expenses be duly paid and discharged ITEM 
I Give to my son John all and singular the Land and Premises 
with the Appurtenances (it being part and parcel of the Plan- 
tation whereon I now dwell) Lying on the North East side of 
the Road leading to Chester to HOLD to him my said son John 
his Heirs and Assigns for ever but if my son John should happen 
to dye before he attains to the age of Twenty one Years then 
my will is and I give all the said Land unto my son Abraham i 


his Heirs and Assigns forever ITEM I give and devise unto my 
son Jacob all the Residue of this my plantation Situate on the 
South West side of the Road aforesaid with all and Singular the 
Appurtenances to Hold to him my said son Jacob his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever PROVIDED also and Upon Condition Neverthe- 
less that my son Jacob Builds a Brick dwelling House for the 
Use of my son John at some Convenient place on the land devised 
to my son John as aforesaid at some time within the Term of Ten 
Years after the date of this my Will which House shall be Seven- 
teen foot Square from out to out Cellared Under and Carried 
Up two story high with a Cedar Roof and Windows Suitable to 
the Building ITEM I give and devise Unto my son Mordecai 
if he Returns into this province within the Term of Seven Years 
Next after my decease all that Messuage or Tenement which 
I purchased of William Clayer Situate in the City of Philadelphia 
TO HOLD to him my said son Mordecai his Heirs and Assigns 
forever but if it should so happen that my son Mordecai shall 
not return Return before the expiration of the Term aforesaid 
then my will is and I do give the said Messuage or Tenement 
Unto my son Isaac his Heirs and Assigns forever Provided Never- 
theless that my son Isaac pay or cause to be paid Unto my son 
Mordecai if in Case he Returns at any time after the Seven 
Years aforesaid the sum of ffive Pounds of Lawfull money of 
Pensilvania ITEM I give devise and bequeath Unto my daughter 
Rebecca my other Messuage or Tenement in the City of Philadel- 
phia (Joyning to the other before mentioned) which I purchased 
of Humphrey Clase and John Clayor TO HOLD to her my said 
daughter Rebecca and to the Lawfull heirs of her body for ever 
but if she should happen to dye before the Age of Twenty one 
Years or without Issue then my will is and I give the said Mes- 
suage or Tenement Unto my son Isaac his Heirs and Assigns 
forever ITEM I give Unto my daughter Sarah my best feather 
bed with furniture as also the one half part of the Linnen Usually 
kept in my large Chest Item I give Unto my son Abraham the 
sum of Thirty Six Pounds which I Lent him some time since 
AND further my will is that all the Residue of my Estate (after 
debts and Funeral Expenses paid as aforesaid and Sufficient 
for the Maintenance of my son John Untill he Arrives to the 
Age of Fourteen Years) as well Real as Personal whatsoever and 


wheresoever I give Unto my two sons (to witt) Abraham and 
Isaac to be divided in two Equal parts or portions share and 
share ahke AND I Nominate Constitute and Appoint my two 
friends (to witt) Robert Taylor of Marple in the County of 
Chester aforsaid and Joshua Thompson of Ridley in the County 
aforsaid Executors of this my last will and Testament AND 
I Revoke disanul and make void all and every other will and 
wills by me at any time heretofore made and do Ratifie & Confirm 
this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament IN WIT- 
NESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this 
fl&fteenth day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and fforty ffive. — Abraham Lincon 

''Signed Sealed Published and declared by 
Abraham Lincon the Testator to be his last 
will and Testament in the Presence of us 

''Benanuel Lownes aff 

''John Morton Jur 29 Apr 1745 

"Isa: Pearson affirm" 

"A True Inventory of all and Singular the Good Chatties 

Rights and Credits which were of Abraham Lincon late of 

Springfield County of Chester Dec^ As they were appraised by 

the Subscribers at the Request of Robert Taylor and Joshua 

Thomson Executors of the Last will and Testament of said 

Deces*^ April the 30th 1745 

£ s d 

Purse and Apparel 6:12: 

Bills and Bonds 68: 0: OJ. 

One Negro Man 20: 0: 

One Bed and furniture 16:10: 

Six large Silver Spoons 6:0:0 

One Clock £12. One Desk £4. One Case of Drawers 

£4:10 20:10: 

One Looking Glass £2:10. One Large Table £1. 

One Case of bottles 14/0 4:4:0 

Chairs £1. Walnut Chest £1 :10. Trunk 6 /O. One 

Sadie £1:2 3:18:0 

Books 15/0. Warming pan 15/0. One Gun 15/0. 

One pistol 7/6 2:12: 6 

Three Beds Bedding and Bedsteads 17: 3: 


Pewter £5:19:6. Glass & Delph Ware 11/6. Coffee 

Mill 5/0 6:16: 

One Brass Kettle £2:15:0. Candlesticks 11/0. Tin 

Ware 5/0 3:11: 

Table Linnen Sheets and Curtains 12: 8: 

Two Chests £1:10. One Box 5/0. Tables £1:14:0. 

Old Chairs 6/ 03:15: 

Four Iron Pots £1:14:0. Tea Kettle, Copper pot & 

Sauce pan £1:4:0 2:18: 

Andirons, pot-racks, fire Shovel and Tongs £1:2. 

Knives & forks 5/0 1: 7: 

Two Wheels, Wool, Tow, Cards, Tallow & Box Irons 2: 4:11 
Baskets 9/0. Steelyards 5/0. Bottles 4/0. Frying 

pan&Gridle 1/0 1: 8: 

One Razor & flames 3/7. One Heckle 9/0. Old 

Irons & Money Scails 7/8 1: 0: 3 

One Cloaths brush. Toasting Iron, flesh fork, Tow 

Combs and bags 0:17: 

Hogsheads, Barrels, Tubs, pails. Churn and Earthern 

Ware 1:10: 6 

Dry'd Beef and Bacon 1:14: 23^ 

Smiths Tools and Grind Stone 6:14: 

One Cart, plow. Harrows and Sundry Implements of 

Husbandry 8: 1: 3 

One Horse £8:10. OneMare£9. OneColt£5:10 23:0:0 
One Mare and Colt £1:10. One Old Horse 5/0 1:15: 

One Bull £1:15. Seven Cows £21. Two Oxen £8 30:15: 
Six Steers £12. Five Young Cattle £6:5. Three 

Calves £1:10 19:15: 

Seventeen Sheep & Eight lambs £7:10. Four Hogs 

£1:10 9: 0: 

Wheat 95 bus: at 2/6. Oats 23 bus at 1/8 13:15:10 

16 & 1 /4-Acres of Wheat and Rye at 14 / pr Acre 11:8 :10i4 

3 & J^ Acres of Oats at 5/ pr Acre [sic] 0:11: 

Lumber 0: 1: 


'John Davis 329:16:10 

Appraised pr us 
''John Hall" 


Nothing has been learned of Abraham's wife except that her 
name was Rebecca and that she died before him, as she is not 
named in his will. . She is supposed to have been living in 1735, 
when their son Mordecai was baptized at Christ Church, Phila- 

Mr. Lincoln is described as '' blacksmith" in the deed by 
which he conveyed his lands in New Jersey, and also in his will; 
elsewhere he is called ''yeoman." From the small value of 
smith's tools given in the appraisal of his property after his 
death, and the relatively large value of farm property, it is 
evident that in the latter part of his life his smithing business 
was subordinate to his farming. The fact, however, that he 
was a blacksmith is additional evidence that he was the son of 
Mordecai Lincoln, the blacksmith of Scituate. 

Children, born: a-d in Monmouth County, N. J.; e-g probably 
at Springfield, Pa. : 

adba. Abraham. 

adbb. Isaac. 

adbc. Jacob, born 1725. 

adbd. Sarah, named in her father's will of Apr. 15, 1745. She married Nov. 
28, 1771, at Philadelphia, Pa., Samuel Pastorius a "carpenter." Nothing 
more has been learned of them. (Records of St. Michael's and Zion 

adhe. Rebecca, a minor when her father made his will, Apr. 15, 1745. She 
married Sept. 19, 1750, at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pa. (Records of 
Christ Church; Penn. Archives, vol. viii, ser. ii, p. 15), Joseph**, son of 
WilHam^ {William'^, Joh'n}) and Elizabeth (Hodges) Rush of Philadelphia, 
born Jan. 3, 1719-20, at Philadelphia; died there Dec. 20, 1798. They 
lived at Philadelphia and he served as coroner, 1780-1785. He married 
(2) Elizabeth Hilton, who died June 13, 1805, at Philadelphia, aged 67 
years, by whom he had ten children. " Alden's Epitaphs," vol. i, No. 174, 
says she died in 1806 but administration on her estate was granted June 
18, 1805. Mr. Rush's will, dated May 1, 1796, proved Jan. 16, 1799, 
names his wife, Elizabeth, and nine children of whom six were by his 
second wife. The children named are: Elizabeth Allen, Mary Tatem, 
WiUiam Rush, Catharine Cochrin, Susanna Rush, Benjamin Rush, 
Esther Rush, Sarah Rush and James Rush. (Phila. Registry, vol. Y, 
p. 127; Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 67-8, 169, 172; Potts Genealogy, 
p. 43.) 

Children, born at Philadelphia: 

a. Elizabeth, mar. William Allen. 

h. Mary, mar. Joseph Tatem. 

c. William, born July 4, 1756; mar. Martha Wallace. He was the 
first native born American sculptor. (See Penn. Mag., vols, xvii, 

p. 325-35; xxxi, pp. 381-2.) 

d. Abraham, died young. 

- f 

^^^^_«^-j^^jiHH|H|P^ . -^ 


Erected in 1717 

From a photograph taken in 1910 


In Hingham Cemetery \ 


adbf . Mqrdecai, born May, 1734. 

adbg. John. He was under fourteen years of age when his father made his 
will, Apr. 15, 1745, and from the solicitude with which his father pro- 
vided for him in that document he was evidently the youngest and fa- 
vorite child. He could not long have survived his father, since the land 
devised to him reverted to his brother Abraham and was by him, by his 
will dated Feb. 17, 1747, divided between his two children, Rebecca and 
Hester. Proof of this is furnished in "The Ancestry of Abraham Lin- 
coln," p. 179, but on p. 68 of the same volume he is said to have been 
born about 1732, and to have been living in 1759 at Amity, Penn., "a 
single man." In this last statement he must be confused with his cousin 
Abraham, adai. 

adc. Isaac, son of Mordecai (Samuel) and Sarah (Jones) 
Lincoln of Hingham and Scituate, Mass., born Oct. 24, 1691, 
at Hingham, second precinct; died Jan. 15, 1771, at Cohasset, 
and is buried with his two wives in the Central burying ground. 
He was called ''mariner" and lived for some time at Scituate, 
but during most of his life in the second precinct of Hingham, 
now Cohasset, in a house which his father built about 1717, 
and bequeathed to him in 1727. This house is probably the 
oldest complete house still standing in Cohasset. In 1749, 
Isaac Lincoln was taxed in Hingham for the following property : 
one house, one acre of orchard, one acre of tillage, thirteen 
acres of mowing, fifty-five acres of pasturage, seven barrels of 
cyder, twenty bushels of corn, two tons of English hay, six tons 
of meadow hay, three and a half tons of salt hay, twelve cow 
leases, one horse, two oxen, five cows and twelve sheep. (Hist, of 
Cohasset, p. 245.) He died intestate and Jan. 25, 1771, Isaac 
Lincoln, Gent°, and Mordecai Lincoln, Yeoman, both of Co- 
hasset District, were admitted administrators on his estate, 
which was inventoried at £1383:2:8 real; £124:5:4 personal. 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixx, pp. 34, 143.) 

He married (1), Feb. 14, 1716, at Scituate (Scituate Records), 
published at Hingham, Jan. 25, 1716-17, Sarah^ daughter of 
Abraham^ (John^, Isaac^) and Sarah (Wright) Cummings of 
Woburn, Mass., born Feb. 10, 1693-4, at Woburn (Cummings 
Genealogy, p. 7); died Sept. 17, 1720, at Hingham. 

He married (2), Feb. 7, 1739, at Scituate (Scituate Records; 
Cohasset Genealogies says Jan. 24, 1739, but this must be the 
date of publishment), JaeP, daughter of Joseph^ (Richard^) 
and Ruth (Buck) Garrett of Scituate, born Apr. 2, 1692, at 


Scituate; died Aug. 16, 1770, at Cohasset. Her gravestone in 
Central burying ground says she died Aug. 16, 1776, in her 78th 
year, but this must be a stone cutter's error. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 464; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 232.) 

Mrs. Jael Lincoln's will made *'in Virtue of an Indenture 
Iri-patita made and concluded between the s^ Isaac [Lincoln] 
Joseph Wade and myself before marriage with the s^ Isaac in 
which among other things he doth Covenant that I shall have 
Liberty during the Coverture to dispose of my Estate by my 
last Will and Testament in writing the marriage or coverture 
notwithstanding" was dated July 17, 1770, and probated Aug. 
31, 1770. In it she makes bequests to a number of persons whose 
identity has been learned from Scituate records, when not 
otherwise determined, as follows: to (1) sister Ruth Wade, (2) 
Joseph Wade, (3) Jacob Wade, and (4) Jael Lincoln, wife of 
Obadiah Lincoln, £2:13:4 each; to Uriah Lincoln (ac^cac), £6:13:4, 
also bed and furniture thereto; to (5) Mary Cud worth, wife of 
John Cudworth *'my silk hood"; to (6) Huldah Bate, wife of 
Benjamin Bate of Chesterfield, *'my black silk gown & silk 
Gloves Gold Necklace Buttons and Ring my best white Apron 
my silk Quilt and Hays"; to (7) Anna Wade ''my case of Draws 
and Damask Gown"; to (8) Elizabeth White, daughter of Joseph 
Wade, £2:13:4, "my Russett Gown and my riding hood"; to 
Sarah Lincoln (adcae), daughter of Isaac Lincoln, Jun"*, ''my 
great looking Glass and brass Skillet"; to Peggy Lincoln (adcha) 
daughter of Mordecai Lincoln, "my Tea Kettle"; to Husband 
Isaac Lincoln, all the remainder. Uriah Lincoln (adcac), executor. 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixix, p. 245.) 

(1) Ruth, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Buck) Garrett, 
born Dec. 24, 1680; married Joseph Wade, Jan. 4, 1705. 

(2) Joseph, son of Joseph and Ruth (Garrett) Wade, born 
Nov. 24, 1710. 

(3) Jacob, son of Joseph and Ruth (Garrett) Wade, born 
Oct. 9, 1712. 

(4) Jael, daughter of Thomas and Ruth (Wade) Curtis, born 
June 29, 1732, married Obadiah Lincoln, adfa, Aug. 19, 1755. 
Her mother was daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Garrett) Wade. 

(5) John Cudworth, Jr., and Mary Briggs were married 
Jan. 13, 1731. Mary, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Garrett) 


Briggs and granddaughter of Joseph and Ruth (Buck) Garrett, 
was born Oct. 9, 1711. 

(6) Huldah, daughter of John and Mary (Briggs) Cudworth, 
born Apr. 18, 1735, married, Dec. 8, 1757, Benjamin Bate of 
Cohasset and Chesterfield. 

(7) Anna, daughter of Zebulon and Mercy (Norton) Wade 
and granddaughter of Joseph and Mary (Garrett) Wade, was 
bapt. Aug. 5, 1750. 

(8) EHzabeth, daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Turner) 
Wade and granddaughter of Joseph and Ruth (Garrett) Wade, 
was born Oct. 24, 1736, and married, Jan. 6, 1756, Nathaniel 
White of Marshfield. 

Children, by first wife, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

adca. Isaac, born Aug. 5, 1717. 

adcb. MoRDECAi, born Feb. 9, 1718-19. 

adf . Jacob, son of Mordecai (Samuel) and Mary ( [Hobart] 
Chapin) Lincoln of Hingham and Scituate, Mass., bapt. May 23, 
1708, at Scituate; date and place of his death not learned but it 
occurred between Sept. 15, 1779, when he made his will, and 
Sept. 1, 1780, when the will was probated. He lived at Scituate, 
probably on the paternal homestead which he inherited from 
his father, near the mouth of Bound brook and very near the 
Cohasset line. In the Hingham tax list for 1749 he was assessed 
only for seventy-three acres of pasturage and eighteen cow leases, 
but for no house or rateable poll. With his brother Isaac he 
inherited his father's interest in the grist mill, saw mill and iron 
works which his father had established, and he retained an 
interest or ownership in the grist mill until his death, but proba- 
bly sold his interest in the iron works, as there is no mention 
of them in his will. ''History of Hingham," vol. ii, p. 464, says: 
"according to tradition he removed, late in hfe, to Lancaster. 
Mass.," but in this it has probably confused him with his grand- 
son Jacob, adfad, as there is absolutely no evidence that he 
ever lived at Lancaster, and his will, dated a year before his 
death, calls him of Scituate. 

The will of Jacob Lincoln of Scituate, yeoman, dated Sept. 15, 
1779, and probated Sept. 1, 1780, names: wife Hannah [sic, 
Susannah?]; son Obadiah living in Cohasset; son Caleb, to whom 


was left a farm in Scituate and grist mill, dam, pond and stream; 
son Abraham; granddaughter Mary, daughter of son Jacob 
Lincoln deceased; daughter Mary; daughter Lydia; and son 
Thomas. Mordecai Lincoln, adcb, was a witness. (Plymouth 
County Probate Records, vol. xxv, f. 550.) 

He married (1), July 16, 1730, at Scituate, Mary^, daughter of 
SamueP {Samuel^, William^, Thomas^) and Jane (Clap) Holbrook 
of Scituate, born Jan. 22, 1711-12, at Scituate; died Nov. 27, 
1749, at Scituate. She was the mother of all his children. 
(Scituate Records.) 

He married (2), March 17, 1762, at Scituate (Ibid.; Early 
Massachusetts Marriages, vol. ii, p. 172), widow Susanna 
Marble of Scituate, of whom nothing is certainly known, but 
who was probably widow of Nathaniel Marble of Beechwoods, 
in the second precinct of Hingham, and if so was daughter of 
Chasling and Hester (Bate) Worrick of Hingham, second pre- 
cinct, born Aug. 29, 1718, at Hingham. See ^'Cohasset Genealo- 
gies,'^ pp. 270, 490. The date of her death has not been learned. 
(Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 464; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 232.) 

Children, born at Scituate, bapt. at Hingham: 

adfa. Obadiah, born June 29, 1731, bapt. Oct. 28, 1733. 

adfb. Jacob, born Feb. 17, 1733, bapt. Oct. 28, 1733. 

adfc. Galen, born Jan. 17, 1735, bapt. March 23, 1735; died Jan. 21, 1736, at 
Scituate, "aged 1 year 4 days" according to the town records, but Co- 
hasset Church records say ''Feb. 15, 1735-6 ae 13 mos." 

adfd. Caleb, born Jan. 8, 1737, bapt. Jan. 20, 1736-7; died Jan. 22, 1737, 
aged 2 weeks 2 days. (Scituate Records.) 

adfe. Mary, born June 1, 1738, bapt. Jan. 1, 1737-8 (sic) ; died May 30, 1834, 
at Scituate, aged 96 years. She married, Nov. 29, 1759, at Scituate, 
Joseph^, son of Joseph^ {Jonathan"^, Rhodolphus^) and EHzabeth (Sutton) 
Elhnes of Scituate, born March 15, 1732, at Scituate; died March 28, 1823, 
at Scituate, aged 91 years. He was a farmer, Hving at Scituate between 
Great Swamp and Mount Hope. No children are given to them in Sci- 
tuate records, but the "History of Scituate," p. 266, says that his son 
Nathaniel inherited the farm at Great Swamp and that it afterwards 
passed to his sons Thomas and Nathaniel. 

a. Nathaniel, born 1766; mar. EHzabeth Wade. 

adff. Abraham, born Dec. 1, 1740. 

adfg. Caleb, born Sept. 6, 1743; died Sept. 25, 1827, at Scituate, unmarried. 
His will, dated Sept. 3, 1827, probated Nov. 19, 1827, is of value for the 
many relatives named therein., viz.: sister Lydia Stoddard {adfj), who is 
to receive "my homestead"; sister Mary Elmes {adfe); brother Abraham 
Lincoln's son Abraham {adffi)] nephew Mordecai Lincoln (adffg); nephew 
Caleb Lincoln {adffe); nieces Abigail Bates {adff a) and Ruth Whitcomb 


(adffd); children of Hannah Manson (adffb) deceased; nephew Jacob 
Lincoln (adfad); nieces EUzabeth Lincoln (adfab), Ruth Hay den (adfaf) 
and Lydia Stephenson (adfag); WiUiam Lincoln {adfae a), who is to re- 
ceive some real estate; children of "my late brother Thomas Lincoln" 
{adfh) ; Simeon Vinal* (relationship not ascertained, he was to receive real 
estate and was also one of the residuary legatees); Rebecca-Battles 
Newellf (relationship not ascertained, she was to receive $200 and was 
one of the residuary legateies); Amiel Studley's wife (Celia Litchfield, 
adfba b) and Charles-Amiel Studley (her son) ; Samuel Litchfield (adfba e) ; 
Lincoln Litchfield {adfba g); Hubbard Litchfield (adfba h); Rachel Litch- 
field {adfba c); and the residuary legatees, Lydia Stoddard, Simeon 
Vinal, William Lincoln, Hubbard Litchfield, Lincoln Litchfield and 
Rebecca-Battles Newell. Executor, William Lincoln. (Plymouth 
County Probate Records, vol. Ixiv, f. 349.) 

adfh. Thomas, born Oct. 9, 1745. Nothing has been learned of him, except 
that his brother Caleb's will mentions "the children of my late brother 

adfi,. Elizabeth, born Oct. 11, 1747; died Nov. 16, 1751, at Scituate. 

adfj. Lydia, born Nov. 13, 1749, bapt. Nov. 25, 1749; date of her death not 
learned. She married June 21, 1767, at Hingham, second precinct, 
Simeon^, son of Stephen"* {Stephen^, Samuel^, John^) and Mercy (Kent) 
Stodder of Hingham, born Jan. 16, 1736-7, in the second precinct of Hing- 
ham; date of death not learned. They hved on Beechwood street, Co- 
hasset, near the Hingham line but removed, soon after their marriage, it is 
said, to Springfield, Vt. He is said to have been a soldier in the revolu- 
tion. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii., p. 199; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 409; 
Scituate Records.) 

Child, born at Cohasset: 

a. Thomas, born Aug. 28, 1767; mar. Sally Stodder. 
(Perhaps others at Springfield.) 
Note: Both the "History of Hingham" and "Cohasset Genealogies" 
omit Thomas and Ehzabeth from the children of Jacob, but add Isaac 
on the authority of Deane's "History of Scituate." Mr. Deane was 
mistaken, however, in the parentage he assigns to Isaac, who was son 
of Isaac'* {Solomon^, Joshua^, Thomas^ the husbandman) and Abigail 
(Melius) Lincoln, and was born March 5, 1742, at Scituate. As his 
parentage and birth are clearly given in the Scituate records it is strange 
that Mr. Deane made such an error. 

♦Simeon, son of Simeon and Sarah (Briggs) Vinal, was born March 4, 1795, at Scituate. 
tRebecca, daughter of Daniel and Susanna (Battles) Newell was born July 16, 1794, at 


aaba. Samuel, son of Samuel (Samuel, Samuel) and Ruth 
(Gushing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Feb. 14, 1714-15, 
at Hingham; died Dec. 10, 1783, at Hingham. He lived on 
North street near Hobart's bridge. The *' History of Hingham'' 
does not indicate which of the many bridges in Hingham was 
known as "Hobart's." The homestead of Samuel's father and 
grandfather was near ''Thaxter's" bridge and perhaps that 
bridge bore both names. He is probably the Samuel Lincoln 
who was present at the siege of Louisburg in some capacity, 
and received pay for assisting in '^ wooding the garrison." He 
was a seaman by occupation and in 1754 was master of the sloop 
"Mermaid," of eighty-five tons burden, which was engaged 
in the expedition under Gen. John Winslow to secure the passes 
between Quebec and New England, and which fortified several 
places on the Kennebec. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. i, part i, pp. 
253-4.) He was in later life styled "captain." His will, dated 
Sept. 17, 1781, probated Dec. 23, 1783, names: sons Zadock 
Lincoln, Seth Lincoln and Samuel Lincoln; daughters Deborah 
Gill, Joanna Hobart, Mary Lincoln and Jane Lincoln. To the 
last two he left "all the wearing apparel of my two Deceased 
Wife's." The executors were son Seth and friend Joseph Thaxter. 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixxxii, p. 937.) 

He married (1), about 1742 or 1743, Mary Bates, whose paren- 
tage and birth have not been learned. The "History of Hing- 
ham" says she was probably of Scituate or Hanover, Mass., 
but gives no reason for this supposition, nor proof that her 
surname was Bates. The Scituate and Hanover records throw 
no hght. She died July 3,1763, at Hingham, "in her 39th year," 
and was therefore born about 1723-4. 

He married (2), Oct. 16, 1763, at Hingham, Mrs. Frances 
(Jones) Lincoln, widow of Jedediah Lincoln, aaca. Her parentage 
has not been learned. She was born about 1723 and died July 21, 
1781, at Hingham, "in her 58th year." 

Mr. Lincoln and his two wives are buried in Hingham ceme- 


tery, with a single stone inscribed as follows: '^Here Lies the 
Remains of Cap* J Samuel Linclon and his two J Wives Fanna 
& Mary J He died t Decem'" y" t 10*^ 1783 t in the 68*^ t year 
of t his Age t M'"" Fanna J Linclon t Died July t Y^ 2P* 1781 
t in y^ 58*^ J year of J her Age J M'' Mary J Linclon J Died 
July I y" 3^ 1763 J in y" 39*^ t year of t her Age." (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 464; Gravestone.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Hingham: 

aabaa. Zadock, born Dec. 18, 1744. 

aahab. Deborah, born Oct. 10, 1746; died Dec. 21, 1831, at Hingham; 
married, July 25, 1771, at Hingham, John^, son of Nathaniel^ {Nathaniel^, 
Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Hannah (Beal) Gill of Hingham, born Apr, 19, 
1748, at Hanover, Mass., while his parents were temporarily residing 
there (Hanover Records.); died March 2, 1827, at Winchendon, Mass. 
(Winchendon Records.) He was a carpenter by occupation and lived at 
Hingham until after the births of his children, but finally removed to 
Winchendon and continued there until hie death. His ancestor Thomas^ 
Gill was one of the early settlers at Hingham, arriving at about the same 
time as Rev. Peter Hobart and receiving the grant of a house-lot of five 
acres, near what is now the corner of Main and South streets, in 1635. 
(Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 268, 271; Winchendon Records.) 
Children, born at Hingham: 

a. John, born Sept. 6, 1772; died June 9, 1777. 

b. Mary, born May 27, 1774; mar. Duncan-McBean Thaxter. 

c. Joshua, born June 2, 1776; mar. Lucy Cutting. 

d. John, born Jan. 7, 1778. 

e. Hannah, born Sept. 9, 1781; died Sept. 7, 1861, unmarried. 
/. Charles, born Feb. 7, 1784; mar. Mehitable Lewis. 

g. Deborah, born Oct. 4, 1787; died June 7, 1881, unmarried. 
aahac. Reuben, born Sept. 23, 1749; probably died before his father, s. p., 
as he is not named in his father's will. 

aabad. Seth, born Apr. 27, 1751. 

aabae. Mary, born May 27, 1754; date of her death not ascertained. "Hist- 
ory of Hingham" says that she married WiUiam Vinal of Scituate, Sept. 
16, 1789, but this is an error as his wife was the daughter of Enoch Lin- 
coln, aacbk. Mary was living, unmarried, when her father made his will, 
Sept. 17, 1781. 

aabaf. Joanna, born Aug. 22, 1756; died Sept. 7, 1828, at Hingham; married 
Nov. 4, 1779, at Hingham, Daniel^, son of SamueP (Peter^, SamuePf 
Edmund^, Edmund^) and Lydia (Marsh) Hobart of Hingham, born March 
19, 1757, at Hingham; died Apr. 15, 1795, at Hingham. His ancestor 
Edmund^ Hobart was a native of Hingham, England, and arrived at 
Charlestown with his son Thomas in 1633 and, the same year, went to 
"Bare Cove," Hingham, though it is thought he did not settle there per- 
manently until the arrival of his son the Reverend Peter. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 334.) 

Daniel and his wife lived at Hingham. He was a private in Capt^ 
James Lincoln's Independent Company which was stationed at "Crow 


Point" during most of 1775; in March, 1776, he was a private in Capt. 
Thomas Hersey's Company at the siege of Boston; in the following 
June he was a private in a Company under Lieut. Heman Lincoln which 
was stationed at Hull for a few days; and in 1778, he was corporal in 
Capt. Peter Cushing's Company which was stationed at Nantasket. 
This appears to have closed his military service. {Ibid., vol. i, Pt. i, 
pp. 286, 291, 298, 315.) 

Children, bapt. at Hingham: 

a. Reuben-Lincoln, bapt. Oct. 15, 1780; mar. Mary Hendly.* 

b. Daniel, bapt. May 7, 1784. 

c. Joseph. 

d. Joanna, bapt. Oct. 12, 1788; died Sept. 13, 1799. 

e. Calvin, bapt. June 12, 1791; died July 4, 1833, at Massillon, O. 
/. James, bapt. Apr. 26, 1795; died Dec. 31, 1795. 

aabag. Samuel, bapt. Nov. 5, 1758. 

aabah. Jane, born Apr. 19, 1761 ; married Ezekiel Lincoln, aabch. 
aabai. Charles, bapt. June 26, 1763; died before his father made his will, 
Sept. 17, 1781, as he is not named in that instrument. 

aabc. Jonathan, son of Samuel {Samuel, Samuel) and Ruth 
(Gushing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born March 24, 1719-20, 
at Hingham; died Apr. 24, 1798, at Hingham, ^'aged seventy- 
eight years, thirty days." He lived at Hingham, on North 
street near Hobart's bridge, was a blacksmith by trade and 
held the office of constable in 1747. ''He was a man of great 
public spirit, a devout Christian and patriot. His age dis- 
qualified him from active service in the war of the Revolution, 
but he was well represented by his sons." (Records of Rev. 
Charles-Lincoln Morgan, aahck aa-.) His will, dated Apr. 5, 
1794, probated May 22, 1798, names: sons Jonathan Lincoln, 
Frederick Lincoln, Royal Lincoln, Charles Lincoln, John Lincoln, 
Beza Lincoln and Ezekiel Lincoln; daughters Luce Beal and 
Susanna Beal; granddaughter Hannah Todd; grandsons Caleb 
Lincoln and Samuel Todd. Son Jonathan, executor. His estate 
was inventoried at $210.82 personal; $2448.00 real. (Suffolk 
County Probate Records, vol. xcvi, pp. 256, 404.) 

He married, Apr. 24, 1745, at Boston, by Edward Winslow, 
Esq., J. P. (Boston Records; Hist, of Hingham says ''April 
21," perhaps the date of publishment), Susanna^, daughter of 
Ephraim^ (DanieV- the ''sergeant'') and Mary (Nichols) Lincoln 

*Feb. 6, 1819, Mary Hobart refused to serve as administratrix on the estate of Reuben L. 
Hobart, late of Boston, and requested that James Hendly of Boston, tinplate worker, may be 
appointed in her stead. Feb. 8, 1819, said Hendly represented that Reuben L. Hobart, late of 
Boston, a bricklayer, deceased, intestate, last lived in Boston — that said Hendly is a brother-in- 
law of said deceased. He was appointed administrator. (Suffolk County Probate Records, 
vols, cxvii, p. 53; clxx, p. 39.) 


of Hingham, born June 27, 1721, at Hingham; died June 23, 
1793, at Hingham. A family record says she died June 2. Her 
grandfather Daniel Lincoln the '^ sergeant," known also as 
''boatman," ''seaman" and "the senior Daniel Lincoln," and 
sometimes called "the young man," is by some thought to be 
the Daniel who was baptized at St. Andrew's Church in Hingham, 
England, March 28, 1619. He was a resident of our Hingham 
as early as 1644-5, and was one of the proprietors among whom 
the common lands were divided. (Hist of Hingham, vol. ii, 
pp. 449, 465.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aabca. Lucy, born March 15, 1745-6 ; died Oct. 30, 1826, at Hingham ; married, 
Aug. 1, 1790, at Hingham, Benjamin^, son of Elijah* {Joshua^, Caleh^, 
John^) and Sarah (Jones) Beal of Hingham, born Apr. 19, 1744, at 
Hingham; died Aug. 6, 1814, at Hingham. They had no children. His 
first wife, whom he married Dec. 25, 1768, at Hingham, and by whom he 
had seven children, was Martha, daughter of David and Deborah (Lin- 
coln) Thaxter, aahbc, born Feb. 12, 1743, at Hingham; died Apr. 21, 
1790, at Hingham. He served as private, ensign, lieutenant and captain 
in the war of the Revolution and took part in the unfortunate Quebec 
expedition in 1776. He hved at Hingham on North street, opposite 
Marsh's bridge. His wife, Lucy, was a woman of fine presence and 
marked administrative ability. A portrait of her is preserved by a son 
of Mr. Henry-Lincoln Fearing of Boston, aabce ha. 

aabch. Asa, born Aug. 11, 1747; died May 23, 1767, at Hingham, unmarried. 

aabcc. Ruth, born June 30, 1749; died May 10, 1774, at Hingham; married, 
July 28, 1768, at Hingham, Samuel, son of Andrew and Susanna (Hobart) 
Todd of Hingham, born Apr. 3, 1746, at Hingham; died Dec. 12, 1817, at 
Hingham. He was a private in Capt. James Lincoln's Company which 
marched to Cambridge on the Lexington alarm, and served under the 
same captain in the following year. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. i, Pt. i, 
pp. 278, 287.) He was a "cooper" by trade and lived at Hingham on 
North street. He married (2), Apr. 25, 1779, at Hingham, Sarah, daughter 
of Joshua and Hannah (Bramhall) Bassett of Hingham, bapt. March 27, 
1740, at Hingham; died there, Apr. 7, 1786, aged 46 years. He had no 
children by his second wife. {Ibid., vol. iii, p. 248.) 

Children, bapt. at Hingham: 

a. Hannah, bapt. June 4, 1769; mar. Nathaniel Stodder of Passa- 

b. Andrew, bapt. Apr. 14, 1771; probably died young. 

c. Samuel, bapt. May 30, 1773; living 1794. 

aabcd. Jonathan, born Jan. 1, 1750-1. 

aabce. Frederick, born Dec. 13, 1752. 

aabcf. Royal, born Sept. 15, 1754. 

aabcg. Beza, born July 17, 1756. 
aabch. Ezekiel, born March 19, 1759. 

aabci. Susanna, born July 19, 1761 ; died Oct. 20, 1839, at Hingham ; married 


Nov. 23, 1783, at Hingham, Jainis^ son of Elijah^ {Joshua^, Cale¥, 
John}) and Rachel (Hobart) Beal of Hingham, half brother of her sister 
Lucy's husband. He was born July 21, 1760, at Hingham and died there, 
Jan. 11, 1787. He was a private in Capt. Seth Stowers' Company which 
was on duty at Nantasket for eight months in 1776, and the following 
year he was a private in Capt. Job Cushing's Company which was in 
service from December, 1776, to April, 1777. (Hist, of Hingham, vols, 
i. Ft. i, pp. 299, 300; ii, p. 68.) 
Children, bapt. at Hingham: 

a. Joshua, bapt. Jan. 23, 1785; mar. Christianna Simmons. 
h. Susan, bapt. Feb. 18, 1787; mar. EUjah Whiton, see aahce e. 
aabcj. John, born Nov. 15, 1762. 
aabck. Charles, born July 29, 1765. 

aabh. John, son of Samuel {Samuel, Samuel) and Ruth 
(Gushing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Aug. 14, 1735, at 
Hingham; died June 3, 1811, at Hingham. He served as private 
in Maj. Samuel Thaxter's Company of Col. Gridley's Regiment, 
which was raised in 1756 for the French and Indian war. In 
1759 he was a private in Capt. Jotham Gay's Company in Col. 
PownalFs Regiment. When the Lexington alarm was sounded 
John Lincoln was a private in Capt. Isaiah Cushing's Company 
of Col. Benjamin Lincoln's Regiment, which arrived too late 
to participate in the action, but joined the forces gathering 
about Boston; and he was next enrolled as sergeant in Capt. 
Charles Cushing's Company of Gen. William Heath's Regiment, 
which took part in the siege of Boston. In the Canada expedition 
in 1776 he served as ensign in Capt. Cushing's Company. In 
1778 he was lieutenant in the expedition under Gen. Hancock 
to co-operate with the French fleet. In 1779 he was lieutenant 
in Capt. Luke Howell's Company on service in Rhode Island, 
and from Sept. 1, 1779, to Jan. 1, 1780, he commanded a 
Company in Col. Webb's Regiment. (Hist of Hingham, vol. i, 
Pt. i, pp. 258, 267, 277, 282, 284, 317, 321-2, 325, 327, 329.) 

He married, Aug. 5, 1760, at Hingham, Lydia^, daughter of 
Joseph^ (Peter^, John^, Nicholas^) and Ruth (Wilson) Jacob of 
Hingham, born 1739; died Nov. 6, 1830, at Hingham, aged 91 
years. Her ancestor, Nicholas^ Jacob, according to ''Cushing's 
Manuscript," ''with his wife and two children and their cosen 
Thomas Lincoln, weaver, came from old Hingham and settled 
in this Hingham, 1633." It is supposed that Lydia's parents 
removed from Hingham before her birth as it is not recorded 


there. John Lincoln and his family resided at Hingham center. 

(JUd., vol. ii, pp. 371, 374, 465.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aabha. Lydia, born Jan. 30, 1762; date of her death not learned; married (1) 
Aug. 20, 1783, at Hingham, Thomas^, son of Thomas^ {Benjamin'^, 
Thomas^, John^, Thomas^) and Bethia (Smith) Loring of Hingham, born 
Oct. 25, 1757, at Hingham; died Oct. 11, 1794, at Boston, but the ''Loring 
Family Manuscript" says 1795. He was a schoolmaster, and, toward the 
end of his life, a clerk, weigher and ganger at the Boston Custom House. 
He lived on the paternal homestead, corner of East and Leavitt streets, 
Hingham, until he removed to Boston. His ancestor, Thomas^ Loring, 
came from Axminster, England, Dec. 23, 1634, and after residing for a 
short time at Dorchester went to Hingham, where he drew a house-lot 
Sept. 18, 1635. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, pp. 26, 37-8.) Lydia married 
(2), Aug. 1, 1813, at Boston, Silas Holbrook, who was, perhaps, son of 
Samuel* {William^, Cornelius'^, William^) and Elizabeth (Shaw) Holbrook, 
born Apr. 6, 1757, at Weymouth, Mass., and who married (1), Oct. 22, 
1777, at Weymouth, Sarah Stockbridge. (Boston Records; Weymouth 

Children, by first husband, born a-d at Hingham; e at Boston: 

a. Bertha Loring, born Dec. 13, 1783; mar. Samuel Hobart. 

b. Charles Loring, born Sept. 26, 1785; resided at Freeport, Me. 

c. Reuben Loring, born Nov. 30, 1787; settled atSt. Augustine, Fla. 

d. Thomas Loring, born Dec. 20, or 25, 1789; removed to Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

e. Harriet Loring (posthumous), born 1795; married, it is said, 
Jonathan Pratt and resided at Portland, Me.* 

aahhh. Peggy, born Apr. 8, 1766; died May 9, 1848, at Watertown, Mass.; 
married, Sept. 29, 1793, at Hingham, Miles^, son of Jeremiah* {Jeremiah?, 
Anthony"^, William}) and Elizabeth (Whiton) Sprague of Hingham, born 
Feb. 3, 1762, at Hingham; died July 12, 1846, at Watertown, Mass. They 
removed from Hingham to Worcester, Mass., and thence, after the births 
of their children, to Watertown. His ancestor, William^ Sprague, accord- 
ing to family tradition, arrived at Salem in 1629; he removed to Charles- 
town, where he was an inhabitant Jan. 2, 1635-6, and probably settled at 
Hingham the following summer as he had a grant of land there that year 
"on the Playne." (Watertown Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, pp. 
163-4; 169; Worcester Records.) 
Children, born at Worcester: 

a. Miles, born Oct. 20, 1794; mar. Mary W. Fuller. 

6. Ebed, born Jan. 15, 1796; mar. Clarinda Curtis. 

c. Lincoln, born Feb. 10, 1890. 

d. Lydia, born Oct. 29, 1802. 

e. Samuel, born March 15, 1806; "Sprague Genealogy," 1913, p. 
154, says he mar. a widow Rines. 

aahhc. Reuben, born June 17, 1769; was a mariner; never married. 

aahhd. Ruth, born Oct. 11, 1771; mar., June 9, 1794, at Hingham, James 

Weston or Wesson. He was of Freeport, Me., where their marriage was 

published Apr. 30, 1794. They removed to Ohio. 

*Who was the Harriet Loring who, according to Boston records, married, Nov. 21, 1816, 
at Boston, Moses Bond? 


aabhe. Gushing, born Sept. 3, 1773. 

aahhf. Pamela, born Oct. 13, 1777; married, intentions published Oct. 4, and 
certificate given Nov. 18, 1795, at Freeport, Me., JoeP, son of Jonathan^ 
{Joseph^, Joseph^, Edmund^) and Rachel (Mitchell) Chandler of North 
Yarmouth, Me., born July 21, 1770, at North Yarmouth. They lived at 
Freeport and the dates of their deaths have not been ascertained. The 
following from Freeport records may be his second marriage: Joel 
Chandler of Freeport and Eliza Stackpole of Lisbon were published July 
18, 1824, and certificate given Aug. 10. (Freeport Records; Descendants 
of Edward Small, pp. 804, 905.) 
Children, born at Freeport : 

a. Mary, bom Sept. 18, 1796; mar. Samuel Bartol. 

b. Nancy-Deering, born Jan. 19, 1798; mar. Timothy-Davis Soule. 
She was of Portland when married. (Old Times in No. Yar- 
mouth, p. 975.) 

c. Pamela, born June 30, 1799; mar. Samuel Coleman of Salem, 

d. Charlotte, \ , ._ , ^ ^^^r. f 

e. Jane, / bornMarchG, 1802; | ^^, Timothy Pratt. 

/. Jacob, born Dec. 30, 1804; died Jan. 29, 1805, "aged 3 mos." (?) 
g. CusHiNG-LiNCOLN, bom March 12, 1806. 
h. Julia-Ann, born Aug. 8, 1809. . 
aabhg. John Barker, born Feb. 7, 1881. 

aaca. Jedediah, son of Jedediah {Samuel, Samuel) and 
Bethia (Whiton) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Oct. 18, 1718, 
at Hingham; died July 30, 1759, at Hingham ''in his 41st year." 
** History of Hingham" gives these dates, but in the records of the 
Second Church at Scituate, under date of March 16, 1717-18, 
Rev. Nathaniel Eells states: "Being at Hingham and Preaching 
there after Sermon in the afternoon I Baptized severall children. - 
as-Jedediah Lincoln Son of Jedediah Lincoln and Bethia his 
wife." (N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. Iviii, p. 175.) He was 
a hatter by occupation and lived during most of his active life 
at Boston, but returned to Hingham before his death. His 
name occurs in the Boston records but once: "At the meeting 
of the Select men, Oct. 3, 1774, Mr. John Earle master of One 
of the Fire Engines Appeared & informed that Joseph Belcher 
One of his Company is Deced; & proposed Jedediah Lincoln as a 
suitable Person to Supply his place. Voted That the said m"" 
Lincoln be Admitted into mr. Earles Company accordingly, he 
having the Consent of Capt. Cary to whose Company he be- 
longs." (Report of Boston Rec. Comm'rs, vol. xvii, p. 87.) 

He married (1), intentions published Oct. 21, 1741, at Boston, 



Mary, daughter of Humphrey and Mehitabel ( [Harris] Pierce) 
Scarlett of Boston, born Nov. 23, 1719, at Boston. ''History of 
Hingham," vol. ii, p. 465, and '' Wentworth Genealogy," vol. iii, 
p. 7, both say that she was daughter of Humphrey's second 
wife, Mary Went worth, who did not marry Humphrey until 
1733. A more careful examination of the Boston records cor- 
rected this error. See ''N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register", vols, viii, 
p. 246; XV, p. 272. 

He married (2), March 12, 1753, at Hingham, Frances Jones, 
parentage unknown, who was born about 1723 and died July 
21, 1781, at Hingham ''in her 58th year." She married (2), Oct. 
16, 1763, at Hingham, Jedediah's cousin, Samuel Lincoln, aaha. 

Mr. Lincoln's gravestone in Hingham cemetery is inscribed 
as follows: "Here Lies | Buried y^ Body J of ™'' Jedediah % 
Lincoln ^"° who J Died July 30*^ t 1759 in y" 41^* t Year of his 
J Age." His first wife was probably buried in Boston; his second 
wife is buried beside her second husband, Samuel Lincoln. 

Humphrey Scarlett, father of the first Mrs. Lincoln, was an 
"inn-holder." His first wife, Mehitabel Pierce, was widow of 
Samuel Pierce of Charlestown, Mass., who married in 1711 
Mehetabel, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Harris. He was 
born Feb. 8, 1690, at Boston and died Apr. 24, 1714, at Charles- 
town. (Charlestown Estates, vol. ii, p. 757.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Boston, probably: 

aacaa. Mary, born 1742; died Dec. 25, 1763, at Hingham, in the second 
precinct, now Cohasset, but "History of Hingham" says Dec. 5, and 
her gravestone in Central burying ground says "Dec. 21st in her 22nd 
year." She married, Dec. 2, 1762, at Hingham, Hezekiah, son of Joseph 
and Martha (Lincoln) Hudson, agdi, of Hingham, born June 11, 1738, 
at Hingham; died before 1782. He married (2) Mary Woodward, who 
bore him six children and died early in 1776, and he married (3) Sept. 
22, 1776, at Cohasset, AbigaiP, daughter of David^ {Gershom}) and Abigail 
(Joy) Marble of Scituate and Cohasset. She survived him and married 
(2), Apr. 30, 1782, at Cohasset, Captain Obadiah Beal of Cohasset. 
Mr. Hudson Hved at Cohasset on the Jerusalem road. He was a private 
in the Company which was stationed at Hull from Dec. 12, 1775, until 
Apr. 3, 1776, of which Company Obadiah Beal, who afterwards married 
Hudson's third wife, was heutenant. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 356: 
Hist, of Cohasset, p. 292; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 193.) 
Child, born at Hingham : 
a. Charlotte, born Sept. 25, 1763, bapt. Oct. 23, 1763; died un- 
married, according to "History of Hingham." She is called 
"Mary" in birth record. 


aacah. Rebecca, born 1744; died Dec. 6, 1822, at Hingham "in her 79th 
year." She married, Nov. 27, 1766, at Hingham, Matthew^, son of 
Matthew* (Daidd^, Stephen^, Stephen^) and Abigail (Lincoln) Lincoln of 
Hingham, aahe, born June 10, 1735, at Hingham; died Dec. 18, 1821, 
at Hingham. She was his second wife. His first, whom he married Apr. 
12, 1764, at Hingham, was Susanna^ daughter of Nathaniel'* {NathanieP, 
Thomas^, Thomas^) and Hannah (Beal) Gill of Hingham, born July 
24, 1737, at Hingham; died Aug. 13, 1764, at Hingham, leaving one 
child, Matthew. Mr. Lincoln was a farmer and lived at Hingham on 
South street, corner of Hersey. He was a private in Capt. Ebenezer 
Beal's Company, which marched, Aug. 15, 1757, to the rehef of Fort 
William Henry, which, however, had already surrendered. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. i, Pt. i, p. 263; vol. ii, p. 479.) 
Children, born at Hingham : 

a. Jedediah, born Apr. 15, 1767; mar. Susanna Beal. 

b. Susanna, born Nov. 29, 1769; died March 23, 1770. 

c. Susanna, born Jan. 28, 1771; died March 20, 1852, unmarried. 

d. Shubal, born Dec. 5, 1773; died Oct. 9, 1818, unmarried. 

e. Phineas, born Dec. 27, 1774; died March 18, 1812, unmarried. 
/. Hezekiah, born Nov. 6, 1777; mar. (1) Ann Wilkinson;* (2) 

Lucy Lewis. 
g. Jared, born Sept. 16, 1780; mar. (1) Silence Bates; (2) Ruth 

aacb. Enoch, son of Jedediah {Samuel, Samuel) and Bethia 
(Whiton) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Jan. 22, 1720-1, 
at Hingham; died June 12, 1802, at Hingham. In the early 
part of his life he was a mariner, and was employed in the coast- 
ing trade by Governor Hutchinson, for whom he had ever a 
strong partiality, until political differences forced him to a less 
favorable opinion. In later years he was a '^ glazier" by trade, 
but he devoted the latter part of his life to farming. Solomon 
Lincoln, aacdd, in his *' History of Hingham," p. 148, says of 
him: ''He is often mentioned in the sketch of civil history; he 
was a zealous and independent whig, a prudent, discreet, shrewd 
and sensible man." He lived on Lincoln street, Hingham, and 
was selectman 1754-1756 and 1781. In August, 1774, he was one 
of a committee chosen by the town, to draft a covenant relative 
to the non-consumption of all articles imported from Great 
Britain, to be signed by the citizens. The town adopted the 
covenant as reported, but stayed further proceedings until 
the report of the Continental Congress. On Dec. 30, 1774, Mr. 
Lincoln was appointed one of a committee to take into considera- 
tion the state of the militia, of which committee Gen. Benjamin 

*So named in the Boston record of her marriage, but " History of Hingham " calls her " Nan- 
cy Grey of Boston." Perhaps she was a widow. 


Lincoln was chairman. Aug. 16, 1775, he was chosen to represent 
the town in the General Court then sitting at Watertown, and 
May 23 following, he was, with Theophilus Gushing and John 
Fearing, chosen representative to the next General Court, and 
on the same day the following instructions, prepared by a com- 
mittee of the town consisting of Benjamin Lincoln, Hezekiah 
Gushing and Deacon Joshua Hersey , were given : 

''To Enoch Lincoln, Theophilus Gushing and John Fearing: 
Gentlemen: — You are delegated to represent the town of Hing- 
ham in the next General Court to be held in this colony; and 
although we entertain the highest sense of your integrity, pa- 
triotism, and Ability, of which we have given full evidence in 
appointing you to this weighty trust, yet as matters of the 
greatest importance relative to the freedom and happiness not 
only of this but of all of the United Colonies, on which you may 
wish to have the advice of your constituents, will come before 
you for your determination — you are instructed and directed 
at all times to give your vote and interest in support of the present 
struggle with Great Britain. We ask nothing of her but 'peace, 
Liberty, and Safety.' You will never recede from that claim; 
and agreeably to a resolve of the late House of Representatives, 
in case the honorable Continental Congress declare themselves 
independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain, solemnly to 
engage in behalf of your constituents, that they will with their 
lives and fortunes support them in the measure. You will also, 
as soon as may be, endeavor to procure a more equal representa- 
tion of this colony in General Assembly; and that it be by fewer 
members than at present the several towns have a right to 
return; and when this is effected you will give your vote for 
calling a new house. 

''Benjamin Lincoln, Town Clerk." 

In May, 1777, Mr. Lincoln was chosen to represent the town 
alone. He was instructed to assist in forming a Constitution, 
on the condition, that it should be laid before the town "for 
their approbation or disapprobation, before the establishment 
thereof." But in the following June the town reconsidered their 
previous vote instructing the representative, and voted, "that 
upon mature deliberation, this town direct said representative 
on no terms to consent to it, but to use his influence and oppose it 


heartily, if such an attempt should be made; for we apprehend, 
this matter, at a suitable time will come before the people at 
large, to delegate a select number for that purpose, and that 
only; and that he exert his influence that such a body be formed 
as soon as may be." 

On May 18, 1778, he was again, and for the last time, chosen 
representative together with Joseph Thaxter, and in the following 
June the town voted ''not to accept of the form of government 
proposed by the General Court, for the State of Massachusetts 
Bay," and at the same time, instructions were given to the 
representatives, "to use his influence that a constitution be 
formed, at some suitable time, by a body chosen by the people 
for that purpose and that only J ^ 

In a manuscript account of Mr. Lincoln by his great-grandson, 
Levi Lincoln, aacbc ab, now in possession of the compiler, he is 
described as ''a decided and ardent whig and one of the most 
influential men of his party. His mind was of vigorous and 
masculine cast and his conversation always turned upon grave 
and important subjects. He was uncommonly prudent and 
circumspect in conduct, scrupulously avoiding error. In manner 
he was reserved." 

His will, dated May 2, 1795, probated June 21, 1802, is as 
follows: "I Enoch Lincoln of Hingham in the county of Suffolk 
and commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman, in consideration 
of the uncertainty of human life do make this my last will and 
testament First — I give to my wife Lydia Lincoln all the house- 
hold furniture which she brought me at our marriage and fifty 
pounds in money to be paid her at my decease provided she 
quit any further demands on my estate I also give her the privi- 
ledge of a Seat in my pew for her self so long as she lives. 

"Item — I give to my son Ezra Lincoln his heirs and assigns 
forever my land at home with my dwelling and the other build- 
ings standing thereon and my shop standing on the town's land 
together with half my neat cattle half my sheep and half my 
swine all my farming Utensils and my dairy utensils Also my 
half a pew in the meeting house he paying my sons Amos and 
Jedediah three pounds each — 

"Item — I give to my Daughters Bethia Thaxter wife of Jona- 
than Thaxter, Rachel Thaxter wife of Jacob Thaxter, Leah Fear- 


ing wife of Hawkes Fearing each twenty pounds in money to be 
paid them in one year after my decease, Also I give to the children 
of my Daughter Sarah Gushing deceased twenty pounds to be 
divided equally among them — & I give to my daughter Mary 
Vinal wife of William Vinal the sum of twenty pounds to be 
paid them at the aforesaid period, I also give all my household 
furniture to be equally divided among my five daughters or 
their representatives. — 

**Item — I give to my six sons, viz. Enoch, Levi, Amos, Ezra, 
Jedediah, & Abraham their heirs and assigns forever the whole 
of my estate real and personal not before disposed of in this will 
to be equally divided among them, provided that my son Levi 
pay to my aforesaid wife fifty pounds at my decease and my son 
Enoch pay to my daughter Bethiah twenty pounds in one Year 
after my decease and my sons Amos, Ezra, Jedediah and Abra- 
ham pay to my daughters Rachel, Leah, Mary each twenty 
pounds and twenty pounds to the children of my daughter Sarah 
Gushing deceased at the aforesaid period of one year after my 
decease equally between them — and I hereby order my son 
Ezra to take in trust what I have willed to the children of my 
daughter Sarah Gushing deceased & put it at Interest and pay 
each one their proportion as they arrive the males at twenty one 
Years of Age and the females at eighteen or at their marriage 
which first takes place. 

"Lastly I appoint my son Ezra Lincoln sole Executor to this 
my last will & order him out of what I have given him to pay my 
debts and funeral expenses. 

"In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal 
the second day of May in the year of our LORD one thousand 
seven hundred and ninety five. Enoch Lincoln & a seal 

"Signed sealed and declared by the said Enoch Lincoln to be 
his last Will and Testament in presence of 

"Thomas Andrews. Peter Loring. Benj^ Gushing." 

(Suffolk Gounty Probate Records, vol. c, f. 236.) 

His estate was appraised at $8,279.75 real; S467.55 personal. 

He married (1), Dec. 30, 1745, at Hingham, Rachel^, daughter 
of NathanieP (Joh'n?, Johv}) and Sarah (Johnson) Fearing of 
Hingham, born 1721, bapt. June 1, 1729, at Hingham; died 
May 16, 1782, at Hingham, ''aged 61 years." Her paternal 


ancestor, John^ Fearing, according to Cushing's manuscript, 
''came from Cambridge, in old England," with Matthew Hawke 
and wife, ''and settled in New Hingham 1638." On her mother's 
side she was descended from John Johnson, an early settler at 
Roxbury, who came over, probably, in the fleet with Winthrop. 
One of his sons was Capt. Isaac Johnson who was killed in the 
great Narragansett fight at Mount Hope. Nathaniel Fearing 
was a respectable farmer and large landholder. 

Mr. Lincoln married (2), May 6, 1784, at Hingham, Mrs. 
Lydia (Hobart) Ripley, daughter of Nehemiah^ {Davi(P, Peter^, 
Edmund}) and Lydia (Jacob) Hobart of Hingham, and widow 
of Nehemiah Ripley of Hingham, whom she married June 4, 
1752, at Hingham and by whom she had seven children. She 
was born Feb. 9, 1732-3, at Hingham and died Dec. 26, 1803, 
at Hingham. 

Mr. Lincoln and his first wife, Rachel, are buried side by side 
in the Hingham cemetery. The gravestones are inscribed as 

"Erected % to the memory J of t M^ Enoch Lincoln % born 
Jan^ 22^ 1721 % died June 12'^ 1802 % aged 81 years." 

"In memory of % M'' Rachel the % wife of M' Enoch % Lincoln 
she died t May the 16*^ % 1782 in y^ t 62^ year of t her age." 

Children, by first wife, born at Hingham: 

aacha. Bethia, born Sept. 28, 1746; died Dec. 29, 1831, at Hingham; mar- 
ried, Apr. 2, 1767, at Hingham, Jonathan^, son of David^ {David^, SamueP, 
Thomas^) and Deborah (Lincoln) Thaxter of Hingham, aahhb, born 
Feb. 14, 1741-2, at Hingham; died Sept. 2, 1831, at Hingham, where they 
had hved. He was a private in Capt. James Lincoln's Company in 
1776 and was, says "History of Hingham," in active service as artificer 
in the war of the Revolution. By occupation he was a "housewright." 
He hved on South street. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 234.) 
Children, born at Hingham : 

a. An Infant, born and died Nov. 5, 1767. 

b. Bethia, born Sept. 22, 1768; mar. John Lincoln, aabcj. 

c. Deborah, born March 21, 1771; mar. (1) Francis Thaxter; (2) 
Charles Lincoln, aabck. 

d. Sarah, born July 20, 1773. 

e. Jonathan, born Apr. 13, 1775; died Apr. 22, 1851, at Boston. 

/. Levi, born Sept. 6, 1778; mar. (1) Lydia Bond; (2) Lucy White. 

aacbb. Enoch, born Jan. 9, 1747-8; died March 10, 1822, at Hingham, un- 

aacbc. Levi, born May 15, 1749. 

aacbd. Rachel, born May 27, 1751; died Dec. 4, 1836, at Hingham; married, 
Oct. 9, 1775, at Hingham, Jacobs son of David* {David^, SamueP, Thorn- 


as^) and Deborah (Lincoln) Thaxter of Hingham, aabhd, born Jan. 18, 
1746-7, at Hingham; died June 14, 1816, at Hingham. He was a private 
in Capt. Isaiah Cushing's Company which marched to Cambridge at 
the Lexington alarm, and in 1776 was a private in Capt. Peter Cushing's 
Company at the siege of Boston in March, and again in June when the 
Company was in service guarding the coast. He lived at Hingham on 
Main street near the meeting-house of the First Parish. (Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. i, Pt. i, pp. 277, 292, 297; vol. iii, p. 234.) 
Children, born at Hingham : 

a. Jacob, born May 8, 1778; mar. Mary Groves. 

h. Seth, born Apr. 15, 1780; mar. Margaret Bennet. 

c. Warren, born March 3, 1782; mar. Nancy Sawyer. 

d. Rachel, born March 13, 1784; mar. a Mr. Jenkins of Scituate. 

e. Perez, born Apr. 18, 1786; mar. Mary-Ann Bennet. 
/. Anna, born May 11, 1788; died July 15, 1789. 

aacbe. Amos, born March 18, 1753. 

aachf. Sarah, born Oct. 29, 1754; died Jan. 25, 1795, at Hingham, married, 
Aug. 25, 1778, at Hingham, Daniel^, son of Daniel* (Daniel^, DanieP, 
DanieP, Matthew^) and Elizabeth (Lincoln) Cushing of Hingham, born 
Sept. 25, 1753, at Hingham; died Feb. 10, 1826, at Hingham, where he 
had lived. His residence was on the paternal homestead, on Main street, 
at the foot of "Pear Tree Hill." His mother was descended from Thomas^ 
Lincoln, the cooper, and on his father's side he was descended from 
Matthew^ Cushing who came from Hingham, England, and settled in 
Hingham in New England, in the autumn of 1638, arriving on the 10th 
of August in that year in the ship "Diligent." He was sergeant in Capt. 
Jotham Loring's Company at the time of the Lexington alarm, and held 
the same position in Capt. Job Cushing's Company which was in service 
from about Dec. 19, 1776, to Apr. 2, 1777; and in 1778 he was sergeant 
in Capt. Peter Cushing's Company. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. i, Pt. i, 
pp. 279, 297, 301, 315; vol. ii, pp. 150, 166; Cushing Family, pp. 127, 221, 

p Children, born at Hingham : 

^ a. Daniel, born Oct. 13, 1778 (? 1779). 

,y h. Sarah, born Aug. 30, 1781 ; died Nov. 28, 1849, unmarried. 

c. Elizabeth, born Aug. 18, 1784. 

d. Francis, born Aug. 27, 1785; mar. Betsey Sprague. 

e. Elijah, born October, 1786; died Dec. 5, 1786. 
/. Elijah, born Nov. 20, 1789. 

g. Edward, born November, 1792; died August or September, 1793. 
h. Edward, born Dec. 27, 1793. 
i. Levi-Lincoln, born Jan. 24, 1795; was married; and died June 

6, 1876. 

aacbg. Ezra, born Nov. 26, 1756. 

aachh. Leah, born Dec. 3, 1758; died Jan. 18, 1844, at Hingham; married. 
May 5, 1779, at Hingham, Hawkes^, son of Hawkes'* (John^, Israel"^, 
Joh'n}) and Margaret (Lincoln) Fearing of Hingham, born Nov. 26, 1750, 
at Hingham; died June 6, 1826, at Hingham. He lived on Main street 
at Hingham center. His mother was descended from Stephen^ Lincoln, 
see aaa, and his paternal ancestor, John^ Fearing, came from Cambridge, 
England, to Hingham in 1638. He was called "trader" and "farmer"; 
was a man of prominence in town affairs and representative to the 


General Court from 1806 to 1811 inclusive. In March, 1776, he was 
clerk in Capt. Peter Cushing's Company at the siege of Boston, and in 
February, 1778, was a private under the same captain. (Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. i, pt. i, pp. 291, 315; vol. ii, p. 221.) 
Children, born at Hingham: 

a. Sally, born Oct. 17, 1780; died in five weeks. 

h. Hawkes, born Dec. 10, 1781; mar. Matilda Wilder. 

c. Sally, born March 16, 1784; died May 7, 1842, unmarried. 

d. Lucinda, born Oct. 6, 1785; mar. John-Barker Lincoln, aabhg. 

e. Aurelia, born Feb. 18, 1788; mar. Martin Fearing. 
/. David, born Aug. 28, 1789; mar. Polly-Stowers Burr. 

g. Lincoln, born July 22, 1792; mar. Harriet A. Williams. 

h. Morris, born Oct. 9, 1794; mar. Nabby-Fearing Whiton. 

i. Olive, born Nov. 9, 1796; died Feb. 7, 1797. 

j. Albert, born March 12, 1798; mar. Catherine- Cushing Andrews. 
(For his obituary see N. E. Hist & Gen. Register, vol. xxxi,p.231.) 

k. Olive, born Sept. 21, 1802; mar. Lincoln Jacob, 
aacbi. Jedediah, born Nov. 1, 1760. 
aacbj. Abraham, born Sept. 5, 1762. 

aacbk. Mercy, born Feb. 5, 1764; died Apr. 4, 1837; at Quincy, Mass., 
where she is buried. She married (1), Sept. 16, 1789, at Scituate, Wil- 
liam^, son of IsraeP {Israel^, Jacob^, John}) and Mercy (Cushing) Vinal 
of Scituate, bapt. Oct. 5, 1766, at Scituate; died Feb. 28, 1818, at Quincy, 
"aged 53 years." The Scituate records of this marriage call her "Mary," 
which may be the reason why the "History of Hingham" calls Wilham 
Vinal's wife the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bates) Lincoln, aahae. 
He is called "captain" in the record of his death at Quincy. They 
probably had no children as no evidence of them has been found. 

She married (2), Apr. 17, 1820, at Quincy, Isaac, son of Gawm and 
Mary (Bell) Riddle of Bedford, N. H., born June 10, 1762, at Bedford; 
died Jan. 3, 1830, at Quincy. "History of Bedford" says he died Jan. 
26, 1830, and that his wife Mercy was born Jan. 27, 1760, and died Apr. 
5, 1837, but these are errors. Mr. Riddle was an active and public 
spirited citizen; captain of the first canal boat on the Middlesex canal; 
and a manufacturer of cotton, wool and nails at Sauhegan. He was a 
volunteer soldier in the Revolution under Col. Nichols, serving at West 
Point in 1780, and was in command of a Company of volunteers for home 
defence in 1814. He married (1), in 1788, Ann, daughter of Capt. James 
and Margaret (Waugh) Aiken of Bedford, born Nov. 12, 1764, at Bed- 
ford; died Apr. 6, 1804; by whom he had four or five children. He 
married (2), in 1806, Margaret, daughter of Jacob McGaw of Merrimac, 
N. H., born May 25, 1776; died Dec. 19, 1816; by whom he had three 
children. (Quincy Records; Hist, of the Ancient Ryedales, p. 221; 
History of Bedford, N. H., 1851, p. 330; Deane's Hist, of Scituate, p. 
365; Mayflower Descendant, vol. i, p. 166.) 

aacd. William, son of Jedediah {Samuel, Samuel) and 
Bethia (Whiton) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Aug. 5, 1729, 
at Hingham; died Nov. 17, 1792, at Hingham. He was a farmer 
living on Lincoln street, Hingham. ''At the commencement 


of the Revolutionary war he was inclined to the side of the 
Crown. After hostilities began he suppressed, if he did not 
abandon his attachment to the Royal cause. His disposition 
was amiable and his temper peculiarly cheerful. In his excur- 
sions with his elder brother, Enoch, who loved to reason, he 
delighted to put an array of argument to flight by some good 
humored jest. He possessed an inquisitive and active mind 
but was more desirous to be loved for kindness than admired 
for intellectual powers." (Manuscript by Levi Lincoln, aachc ah.) 

In his will, dated Nov. 4, 1792, probated Jan. 1, 1793, he 
names: ''son Solomon"; "three sons Otis, William and Henry"; 
and leaves to ''Lucy Lewis for her long and faithful services in 
my family," a comfortable maintenance "as long as she remains 
unmarried." This Lucy Lewis was daughter of Joseph^ {James^, 
George^) and Elizabeth ( [Vickery] Dixon) Lewis of Hingham, 
born Oct. 23, 1730; died Feb. 3, 1794, unmarried. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 442; Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. 
xci, p. 689.) 

He married, about 1760, probably at Scituate, Mary^, daughter 
of Ephraim^ {Job^, John^, John^) and Rachel (Hersey) Otis of 
Scituate, born 1736, at Scituate probably; died Sept. 12, 1773, 
at Hingham, "in her 37th year." Her paternal ancestor, John^ 
Otis, was a native of Barnstaple, England, and came to Hingham 
in New England with Rev. Peter Hobart and his company, and 
drew a house-lot Sept. 18, 1635. Late in life he removed to 
Weymouth, Mass., where he died. His son John settled in 
Scituate and Barnstable and left a numerous posterity. (Hist. 
of Hingham, vols, ii, p. 466; iii, p. 101; Deane's Hist, of Scituate, 
p. 317; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. ii, p. 281.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aacda. William, born July 1, 1761. 

aacdb. Otis, born Sept. 17, 1763. 

aacdc. Henry, born Nov. 3, 1765. 

aacdd. Solomon, born Aug. 22, 1767. 

aacde. Frances, born Sept. 9, 1769; died Oct. 19, 1790, at Hingham; mar- 
ried, Dec. 19, 1789, at Hingham, Francis^, son of Benjamin^ {John'^,SamueP 
John?, Thomas^) and Susanna (Joy) Thaxter of Hingham, born Dec. 12, 
1763, at Hingham; died Nov. 30, 1801, at Hingham. He married (2), 
Feb. 22, 1798, at Hingham, Deborah, daughter of Jonathan and Bethia 
(Lincohi) Thaxter of Hingham, aac6a c,born March 21, 1771, at Hingham; 
died March 25, 1858, at Boston. By her he had two children: Francis, 


born June 19, 1799; James, born Aug. 29, 1801. She married (2), Nov. 19, 
1833, at Hingham, Charles Lincoln, aabck. Mr. Thaxter lived all his life 
at Hingham. In 1799 he was quartermaster in the militia. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. iii, p. 236.) 
Child, born at Hingham : 
a. Francis, born Sept. 17, 1790; died Dec. 20, 1790. 
aacdf. Christopher, born August, 1772; died July 25, 1775. 

aaff. EzEKiEL, son of Elisha {Samuel, Samuel) and Sarah 
(Lewis) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., bapt. Apr. 31, 1734, at 
Hingham; died 1776. ''Cohasset Genealogies'^ says he died 
Jan. 1, 1812, but this is an error, as it was his grandson Ezekiel 
who died on that date. It also calls him *'a soldier of the Re- 
volution," but if this is correct he must have been a private in 
Capt. James Lincoln's Company, which was engaged only in 
home defence the first part of 1776, the name of Ezekiel Lincoln 
appearing on its rolls. He is called ''farmer," but must have 
been a very small one as his real estate was valued at but £12 
in 1771, on the Cohasset tax list. In the settlement of his estate 
he is described as ''joiner," and in 1773 he was employed about 
the Meeting House and was paid that year for "Ringing the 
Bell and takeing Care Meeting-house and tolling the Bell 1£ 
15s.8d." (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 276, 372; Hist of Hingham, 
vol. i, Pt. i, p. 287.) He lived on Sohier street, Cohasset, in a 
house built by his father. June 3, 1776, Elizabeth Lincoln of 
Cohasset, widow, was appointed administratrix on the estate of 
Ezekiel Lincoln, late of Cohasset, Joiner, deceased, intestate. 
The sureties were Jeremiah Lincoln and Job Cushing, gentlemen, 
both of Cohasset. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixxv, 
p. 246.) 

He married, Apr. 25, 1754, at Hingham (Scituate Records), 
Elizabeth^, daughter of John^ (Israel^, Robert, John^) and Sarah 
(Tower) Whitcomb of Scituate, Mass., born Feb. 2, 1737-8, at 
Scituate {Ibid.); died March 5, 1824, at Cohasset. (Cohasset 
Genealogies; p. 236; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 466, says "died 
March 8.") Her paternal ancestor, John^ Whitcomb, a native of 
Dorchester, England, was a resident of Dorchester, Mass., in 
1633, but removed to Scituate in 1640 and thence to Lancaster, 
Mass., in 1654. (Deane's Hist, of Scituate, p. 380.) 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 
aaffa. Eunice, bapt. Feb. 29, 1756; married Hezekiah Lincoln, abbh. 


aafjh. Susanna, bapt. Feb. 29, 1756; died Sept. 25, 1819, at Cohasset; mar- 
ried, Jan. 11, 1781, at Cohasset, James^, son of James^ {Jeremiah'^, Jere- 
miah^, SamueP, John^) and Susanna (Humphrey) Stodder or Stoddard of 
Hingham and Cohasset, born Sept. 24, 1756, at Hingham (Cohasset 
Records); died March 11, 1833, at Cohasset. He was a shipwright and 
Hved on SoUth Main street, Cohasset, in a house built by his father. He 
built the "Betsy" in 1806; the "Two Sisters" in 1810; the "Fawn" in 
1817; and the "William" in 1819, all small vessels. He was a member of 
the Boston Tea Party and a soldier in the Revolution, serving as private 
in Capt. Job Cushing's Company in 1775 from May to Aug. 1, and under 
the same captain from Dec. 12, 1775, to Apr. 3, 1776, a period of three 
months and twenty-four days for which he received jE6:16:10. Shortly 
after this he commanded a boatload of sailors, who captured a British 
vessel loaded with rum, which not knowing of the evacuation of Boston 
was sailing into the harbor and became becalmed off Cohasset. In 
December, 1776, he was again under Capt. Job Cushing in service in New 
York, and in 1778 served under Capt. Baxter in an expedition to Rhode 
Island. After Burgoyne's surrender he enlisted for three years in Capt. 
Noah Nichols' Company, Col. Jackson's Regiment. In 1787 he was 
major in the second regiment of militia. He held the office of collector in 
1799 and 1822, and was on the school committee in 1801, 1806, 1809 and 
1823. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 411, 498; Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 284, 
288, 292, 294, 304, 321-2, 354, 387, 389; Hist, of Hingham, vol. i. pt. i, 
pp. 283, 301, 318, 331; Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset : 

a. Hannah, born Jan. 31, 1781; died July 8, 1872, unmarried. 

6. Betsey, born Dec. 13, 1784. 

c. Lincoln, born Aug. 11, 1787. 

d. William-Humphrey, born Dec. 22, 1792; mar. Theodosia Oakes. 

e. James, \ ^^^^ -^^^ ^ jgQ2- / ^^^' J^'^® Worrick, aaffh e. 

f. Susanna, J * ' ' \ mar. Horace Hancock. 

aaffc. Olive, bapt. Aug. 6, 1758; died 1778, at Cohasset; married, June 11, 
1777, at Cohasset, Ephraim^, son of Samuel* (Ebenezer^, John^, William^) 
and Susanna (Bates) Orcutt of Hingham and Cohasset, born June 6, 1754, 
at Hingham; died Nov. 20, 1836, at Cohasset, but the Church records say 
Nov. 19. He married (2), Oct. 24, 1779, at Cohasset, Ruth^, daughter of 
Jonathan^ (Chasling^) and Mary (Fetteridge) Worrick of Cohasset, born 
Dec. 29, 1755, at Hingham, second precinct; died Feb. 8, 1843, at Co- 
hasset; by whom he had ten children. He hved in Cohasset, on the south 
side of North Main street, but the house has been burned. In the Revolu- 
tion he served as private in Capt. Job Cushing's Company in 1775, from 
May until Aug. 1, and again in December, 1776, in an expedition to New 
York. (Hist, of Cohasset, p. 287; Hist, of Hingham, vol. i, pt. i, pp. 283, 
301; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 325; Cohasset Records.) 

Child, born at Cohasset: 
a. Olive, born Feb. 10, 1778. 

aaffd. Winifred, bapt. Nov. 2, 1760; died probably at Freeport, Me., date 
unknown; married Apr. 12, 1781, at Cohasset, Thomas*, son of Cushing^ 
{Richard^, John^) and Huldah (Orcutt) Kilby of Hingham, second pre- 
cinct, born June 4, 1757, at Hingham; died Aug. 1, 1839, at Freeport, ac- 
cording to Freeport records, unless this date is that of the death of his son 
Thomas. They removed from Cohasset to Freeport after the birth of 



their daughter, Sally, in 1792, and may have lived for a time at some other 
place, as there is no record of them at Freeport until the birth of the twins 
in 1799. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 219; Cohasset Records; Freeport 

Children, born: a-/ at Cohasset; g, h at Freeport: 

a. Katherine, born Oct. 30, 1781; mar. Charles Lambert of Free- 
h. Thomas, born Jan. 30, 1784; mar. Phebe Byrom. 

c. Bethia, born March 18, 1787; mar. James Lambert of Bruns- 
wick, Me. 

d. HiPZABAH, born Nov. 23, 1788, Freeport records say 1789; mar. 
John Wilson. 

e. Merriel, born June 27, 1790; probably died young. 
/. Sally, born July 31, 1792; mar. John Gurney of Freeport. 

f mar. Simeon Curtis of Free- 

g. Harriet, 
h. Maria, 

born Dec. 11, 1799; P^""** r ^ ii t •. i,c i^ ( 
mar. Lendall Litchfield of 

^ Freeport. 

aaffe. Betty, born Feb. 9, 1763, bapt. July 10, 1763; died Sept. 14, 1854, at 
Cohasset, according to her gravestone in Central burying ground, but 
"Cohasset Genealogies" says Aug. 14. She married, June 17, 1787, at 
Cohasset, SamueP, son of Aaron* {Aaron?, Aaron^, Phineas^) and Bridget 
(Collier) Pratt of the second precinct of Hingham, born Apr. 11, 1762, at 
Hingham; died July 12, 1832, at Cohasset. He lived on South Main street, 
Cohasset, in a house which he bought, March 3, 1801, of Joseph Neal. He 
was a member of the school committee in 1799, 1803 and 1808. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, pp. 344, 498; Hist, of Cohasset, p. 390; Cohasset Records.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Paul, born May 17, 1788; mar. Anna Eustis. 

b. Betsy, born Apr. 29, 1792 ; mar. Samuel Snow of Cohasset. 

c. Polly, born June 27, 1794; mar. Henry Welsh of Boston. 

d. Anna, born Nov. 14, 1796; mar. Zenas Stoddard of Cohasset. 

e. Olive, born Dec. 30, 1798; mar. George Beal of Cohasset. 

/. Samuel, born May 5, 1802; mar. (1) Caroline Gaylord; (2) 

Elizabeth ; (3) Mary Byron. 

g. LuciNDA, born March 2, 1804; mar. Asa Nute of Woodstock, Vt. 

aafff. Elisha, bapt. Sept. 8, 1765. 

aaffg. Chloe, born June 15, 1767, bapt. June 5, 1768; died Nov. 10, 1828, at 
Cohasset, aged 61, as says her gravestone in Central burying ground. She 
married (1), Oct. 21, 1790, at Cohasset, Francis^, son of Jerome^ {Johv}) 
and Mary (Beal) Stephenson of Hingham, second precinct, and BeKast, 
Me., bapt. May 27, 1764, at Hingham; died, date unknown, probably at 
BeKast. She was his second wife, he having married (1), May 4, 1788, at 
Cohasset, Susanna*, daughter of David^ {David^, Gershom}) and Susanna 
(Tower) Marble of Hingham, second precinct, born June 26, 1764, at 
Hingham; died soon after her marriage, date unknown. Mr. Stephenson 
removed to Belfast soon after the birth of his son Francis, and, perhaps, 
had other children there. After his death his widow returned to Co- 
hasset and there married (2), Oct. 12, 1795, Abel*, son of AbeP {Ebenezer^, 
John^) and Hannah (Hobart) Kent of Hingham, born Apr. 19, 1766, at 
Hingham; died Dec. 20, 1859, at Cohasset. By his first wife, Betsy 
Fletcher, born Nov. 17, 1763; died Oct. 20, 1793, and whom he married 


July 22, 1789; he had one child: Sally-Fletcher Kent. He was a master 
shipbuilder and lived on Sumner street, Cohasset. He was a member of 
the school committee in 1804, 1809, 1813, 1815, 1819 and 1823. His wife 
Chloe's gravestone calls her "wife of Deacon Abel Kent," so he must 
have succeeded his father in that office, who held it for many years and 
was one of the leading citizens of the town. In 1808 Abel, Jr., was a 
private in the miHtia. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 215, 402; Cohasset 
History, p. 337; Cohasset Records.) 

Child, by first husband, born at Cohasset: 
a. Francis Stephenson, born July 17, 1791. 

Children, by second husband, born at Cohasset: 

h. Isaac Kent, born May 22, 1796; mar. Sarah Worrick, aaffh d. 

c. Justin Kent, born March 21, 1798; died May 20, 1822, un- 

d. Perez Kent, born Jan. 10, 1800. 

e. Betsey Kent, born Nov. 30, 1801; mar. Charles Kent of Port- 
land, Me. 

f- Twins, ] born Dec. 25, 1803; ( ^'^^ Dec. 26, 1^3. 

g. ' ] ' ' \ died Feb. 11, 1804. 

h. Hannah-Lincoln Kent, born June 29, 1805; mar. John Hard- 
wick of Quincy. 

i. Henrietta Kent, bapt. Aug. 2, 1807. 
aa^h. Sally, born Aug. 2, 1772, according to "Cohasset Genealogies," 
but "History of Hingham" and Cohasset Church records say baptized 
on that date. She died Dec. 2, 1853, at Cohasset. She married, about 
1793, Laban', son of Hezekiah^ {Chasling^) and Hannah (Lane) Worrick 
of Hingham, second precinct, born May 2, bapt. June 10, 1773, at Hing- 
ham; died Nov. 13, 1850, at Cohass'et. He was a shoemaker and hved 
on South Main street, Cohasset, in a house which he built in 1796 on land 
purchased of Job Gushing, Apr. 18, 1796. He was an overseer of the 
poor, 1837; collector, 1819, 1820, 1840 and 1841; and on the school com- 
mittee 1810, 1814 and 1821. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 491, 499; 
Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Hannah, born May 27, 1794; mar. Capt. John Barker. 

6. Paul-Baker, born Feb. 17, 1796; mar. Rachel-Phillips Willcutt. 

c. Levi-Lincoln, born Apr. 4, 1798; mar. EHzabeth Woolerton. 

d. Sarah, born March 22, 1800; mar. Isaac Kent, aaffg b. 

e. Jane, born Feb. 4, 1802; mar. James Stoddard, Jr. 

/. Lorette, born Apr. 12, 1804; mar. (1) Charles Beal; (2) Thomas- 
Jefferson Browne. 
aaffi,. Hepzibah, born Aug. 2, 1772, but according to " History of Hingham " 
and Cohasset Church records baptized on this date with her sister Sally; 
died Jan. 8, 1857, at Cohasset, aged 85 years; married, intentions pub- 
hshed at Boston, Apr. 22, 1795 (Boston Records), WiUiam, son of William 
and Elizabeth ( [(Bailey), McNeil], Palfrey) Whittington of Cohasset; 
born 1775; died Feb. 20 or 21, 1829, at Cohasset. He built a house at 
"Sandy Cove" about 1795 and lived there. He was a school teacher 
and, in 1814, was part owner of a fishing vessel. In that year he was a 
sergeant in Capt. Peter Lothrop's Company of militia which turned out 
to repel a threatened British invasion, an account of which is in "History 
of Cohasset," p. 344, written by one of the company. His father was a 


native of Enp^land. He was a member of the school committee, 1817-19, 
1821, 1825-27, and moderator of the town meeting in 1822. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, pp. 474, 501; Cohasset Town and Church Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset : 

a. Sarah, bapt. Apr. 15, 1796; mar. Job-Tower Bates. 

6. Elizabeth, born Sept. 9, 1797; mar. John-Jacob Lothrop. 

c. George, born Sept. 29, 1799; mar. Ann Franklin. 

d. William, born March 1, 1801; mar. Mary-Ann Bird. 

e. Irene, born Oct. 10, 1803; mar. Richard Martin of Boston. 
/. Hiram-Abith, bapt. Oct. 6, 1805; mar. Mary Burnham. 

g. Alfred, born Dec. 26, 1806; mar. Ruth Delano. 
h. Granville, born June 2, 1808; mar. Cordelia Wilder. 
i. Mary, born March 19, 1810; mar. Martin Nichols. 
j. Ophelia, born Feb. 21, 1813; mar. (1) Henry Lincoln, ahhec bb; 
(2) James Willcutt. 
aaffj. Lois, bapt. Nov. 11, 1775; died May 2, 1853, at Cohasset, "aged 
78 years"; married, intentions published at Scituate, Feb. 25, 1792, 
Samuel,, son of John and Elizabeth (Perry?) Ellmes of Scituate, born 
Sept. 2, 1772, at Scituate; died Feb. 20, 1838, at Scituate. (Scitua 
Records; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 144.) 

Children, born at Scituate: (Records of Lincoln Ellmms, Norwell, 

a. Lincoln, born Aug. 15, 1793; drowned at sea, unmarried. 

b. John, born Feb. 4, 1796; died young. 

c. Hannah, born Sept. 11, 1797; mar. Gershom Wheelwright. 
" Cohasset Genealogies" says his wife was daughter of Ebenezer- 
Woodworth and Judith (Briggs) Ellms of Scituate, born Nov. 
27, 1794, but this is an error. 

d. Winnefred, born Dec. 11, 1800; mar. Lot Bates. 

e. Hipsabah, born Jan. 4, 1802; mar. Edwin Fisher of Dorchester. 
/. Lewis, born Feb. 5, 1804; mar. Zoa Studley. 

g. Martha, born March 15, 1806; mar. William Russell of Dor- 

h. Betsey, born Sept. 19, 1808; mar. Samuel Jones of New York. 

i. Sarah, born Nov. 25, 1811; mar. William Mayo. 

j. Polly, born March 14, 1814; mar. (1) Joshua Litchfield; (2) 
Osborn Wood. 

abad. Daniel, son of Obadiah (Daniel, Samuel) and Susanna 
(Gill) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born May 17, 1719, at Hing- 
ham, bapt. Aug. 30, 1719 (N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. 
Iviii, p. 261); died March, 1771, probably at Cohasset, Mass., 
though his death is not recorded there. He was born and passed 
his whole life in the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset, 
and was an important and influential citizen. He held the oflace 
of constable in 1746 and of selectman from 1752 to 1769. On 
the separation of Cohasset from Hingham he became the j&rst 
town clerk of the new town, and was selectman and assessor the 


same year. In 1768 he was a member of the committee em- 
powered to call meetings of the parish. He was 1st lieutenant 
in the company which marched to the relief of Fort William 
Henry, Aug. 15, 1757, and, in 1762, was captain in Col. Josiah 
Quincy's regiment of militia, which was known as the third 
Suffolk regiment. 

He married, March 26, 1745 (Cohasset Church Records), at 
Hingham, Catherine^, daughter of Richard^ (John^) and Abigail 
(Cushing) Kilby of Hingham, born Apr. 26, 1720, at Hingham; 
died Jan. 11, 1755, at Hingham. They had no children. 

Mr. Lincoln's will, dated Feb. 5, 1771, probated March 19, 1771, 
provides as follows: ''Imprimis I give & bequeath unto WilHam 
Kilby son of Sarah Kilby dec^ & the Heirs lawfully begotten by 
him forever the whole of my Estate both Real & personal of 
any sort or kind whatever. But in default of such Issue, my Mind 
& Will is that the whole of what I have given, to the said William 
as aforesaid, should descend to my Nephew Allyne Lincoln 
his Heirs & Assigns forever . . . My executor ... to 
improve the same for the benefit of the said William Kilby . . . 
in that way and manner he shall judge most for the Interest of 
the Child, until he comes to the age of twenty one years." Ex- 
ecutor, Benjamin Lincoln. (Suffolk County Probate Records, 
vol. Ixx, pp. 113, 144-6.) The estate was inventoried at £137:12:3 
personal, and £576:10:0 real. This will is incorrectly quoted 
in ''History of Hingham," vol. ii, p. 463, making it appear that 
William Kilby was a son or grandson of Daniel Lincoln. April 
19, 1771, Benjamin Lincoln was appointed Guardian unto "Wil- 
liam Kilby, a Minor under fourteen years of age. Son of Sarah 
Kilby late of Cohasset, deceased." {Ibid., p. 461.) Sarah Kilby 
was a sister of Daniel Lincoln's wife. "William, a son of 
Sarah Kilby," was bapt. July 17, 1763, at Cohasset. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, pp. 219, 232, 495; Hist, of Cohasset, p. 278; Hist, 
of Hingham, vols, i, pt. i, pp. 263, 270; ii, p. 463.) 

abae. Thomas, son of Obadiah (Daniel, Samuel) and Susanna 
(Gill) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Jan. 14, 1722-3, at 
Hingham; died Feb. 5, 1784, at Cohasset, Mass., and is buried 
'^ I in the Central burying ground. (Gravestone.) He was a farmer 
and lived in the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset, on 


Elm street, sometimes known as "Ship Cove Lane." He held 
no civil office but was moderator of town meeting in 1777. In 
1749 he was taxed for 1/2 a dwelling house, 24}/^ acres of land, 
1 cow and 11 sheep. In 1771 his real estate was valued at 
£140:14:0 for taxation. 

He married, June 9, 1754, at Hingham (Cohasset Records), 
Mrs. Rebecca^ (Allyne) Kilby, daughter of James^ (Thomas^, 
Samuel^, Thomas^) and Susannah (Lewis) Allyne of Barnstable, 
Mass., born Nov. 24, 1723, at Barnstable (Barnstable Records); 
died Apr. 29, 1808, at Cohasset *'aged 84 years'' (Cohasset 
Records), but her gravestone in Central burying ground says 
she died "May 1, 1808 in her 86th year." Her first husband, 
whom she married Jan. 12, 1748, was WilHam Kilby, brother 
of the wife of Thomas Lincoln's brother, Daniel, ahad. (Hist, 
of Cohasset, pp. 246, 275; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 218, 233; 
Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 467; Genealogies of Barnstable 
Families, p. 10.) The last authority is mistaken in saying that 
Rebecca, daughter of James and Susanna (Lewis) Allyne married 
Rev. Josiah Crocker of Taunton, Mass. His wife was daughter 
of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Russel) Allen of Tisbury, Mass. 
(See "Ministry of Taunton," p. 37.) 

Mr. Lincoln's will, dated Nov. 28, 1783, probated May 4, 
1784, names: wife Rebecca; "each of my children viz. — Susan- 
nah Lewis, Sarah Hall, Olive, Rebecca, Christopher, and Sarah 
daughter of my late son Allen- Lincoln." (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. Ixxxiii, p. 419.) 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

abaea. Allyne, born Apr. 3, 1755. 

ahaeb. Susanna, born June 19, 1757; died May 8, 1826, at Cohasset; married, 
intentions published Feb. 12, 1780, at Boston, Mass., John Lewis whose 
parentage and date and place of birth are undetermined, but who may 
have been the son of James-Hawke and Lydia (Pratt) Lewis of Hing- 
ham, whose son, John, was born Jan. 3, 1754, at Hingham. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 444.) He died in 1805, probably at sea, certainly 
away from home, for Joel WUlcutt's diary under date of Dec. 20, 1805, 
says: "This day rec'd the melancholy news of the death of John Lewis." 
He was a "master-mariner" and lived on Elm street, Cohasset, in a 
house which he built about 1780. 

Captain Lewis was not a deep sea captain but commanded small 
schooners in the fishing business. In 1783 he owned the "Hawk" of 
sixty-one tons; in 1785 the "Bethiah" of sixty-two tons; in 1787 the 
"Betsey" of fifty-four tons; and in 1793 the "Polly" of sixty-eight tons. 


How many of these he personally commanded is not stated, but his fish- 
ing property in 1796 was valued at about £3000. 

In February, 1793, a Danish ship was wrecked at Cohasset and her 
crew, twenty-one in number, were rescued and cared for by Cohasset 
people. So kindly were they treated and so great was their gratitude, 
that on their return to Copenhagen they gave the king such a repre- 
sentation of the people of Cohasset, that he sent over four large gold 
medals and ten of silver for various citizens, among whom one to receive 
a gold medal was John Lewis. Two communion cups of the First Parish 
Church have the following inscription: "This cup is the gift of the widow 
Susanna Lewis, it being the proceeds of a gold medal from the King of 
Denmark to her late husband Capt. John Lewis', 1824." The rest of 
the value of the gold medal was used to make a silver porringer for Rev. 
Jacob Flint by his wife, the daughter of Captain Lewis. The porringer 
was owned in 1898 by Abraham-Hobart Tower of Cohasset. "History 
of Hingham," vol. ii, p. 467, says that Susanna married (2) Rev. Jacob 
Fhnt of Cohasset and died May 15, 1848, in her 91st year, but this was 
her daughter, Susanna. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 153, 229-30; Hist, 
of Cohasset, pp. 313-14, 318-26; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 467; Co- 
hasset Records.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Mary-Parsons, bapt. June 2, 1782; mar. Samuel Brown. 

h. Sarah, bapt. June 6, 1784; died Sept. 11, 1823, unmarried. 

c. John, bapt. Feb. 3, 1788; died Sept. 24, 1793. 

d. Susanna, bapt. Feb. 3, 1788; mar. (1) Elijah Nickerson; (2) 
Rev. Jacob Flint. (See Fhnt Family, p. 41.) 

^" e. Elizabeth, born 1790; mar. Prentiss Hobbs of Boston. See 

ahaeg b. 

abaec. Sarah, born Sept. 22, 1759; died Feb. 18, 1837, at Cohasset; married, 
intentions published May 9, 1782, at Boston, Mass. (Boston Records), 
Daniel Hall of Marshfield, a descendant it is said of John and Abigail 

ih '■ (White) Hall of Scituate, perhaps a grandson, but neither the record of 

his birth nor that of his death has been found. He is said to have lived 
first at Truro, where his children were born, and later at the "Cove" 
in Cohasset, but the births of his children are not recorded at Truro. 
According to Massachusetts rolls he was "cooper" on ship "Mars" 
from July 22, 1780, to March 12, 1781; "steward" on sloop "Defence," 
July 3, to Sept. 26, 1781; and second mate on State sloop "Wmthrop," 

led, May 1, 1782, to Sept. 24, 1782. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 176, 


nay Children, born at Truro (?) : 

a . Thomas, lost at sea February , 1806. 

b. Allyn, drowned in Truro harbor before Jan. 17, 1806. 

inly c. Abigail, born 1785; mar. (1) Capt. Caleb Knowles; (2) Capt. 

Zaccheus Rich. 
[B.'M d. George, mar. Mary Harrington, 

isil e. Sarah, born 1795; mar. Capt. James Rich. 

abaed. Olive, born Dec. 22, 1761; died 1793; married, Jan. 4, 1786, at 
Cohasset, Melzar^, son of Abnah^ {Prince^, Joseph^, Joseph^, Thomas^) 
and Sarah (Curtis) Joy of Hingham, second precinct, now Cohasset, 
born Feb. 9, 1758, at Hingham; died March 4, 1817, at Havana, Cuba, 
on ship "Nancy." He served as private in Capt. Job Cushing's Com- 


pany from May to Aug. 1, 1775, and in 1778 enlisted for three years 
under Capt. Noah Nichols. After the war he returned to Cohasset 
and lived there until 1787, after which his name no longer appears on 
the tax lists. In 1796 his name appears in the Boston directory as living 
on Middle street. He was a sailor and became a ship captain. He 
married (2), in 1795, Ann, daughter of Rev. Dr. Andrew and Elizabeth 
(Langdon) EHot of Boston, who was born Apr. 27, 1765, and died March 

28, 1799, leaving two children: Ehzabeth-EHot and Anna. He married 
(3), July 30, 1800, at Boston, Mary, daughter of Rev. Dr. Andrew and 
Mary (Pynchem) Ehot of Fairfield, Conn., who was born in 1775 and 
died in 1842 or '43, leaving three children: Mary-Pynchem, Andrew- 
Eliot and Joseph-Franldin. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 210; Hist, of 
Cohasset, pp. 287, 304; Cohasset Records; Thomas Joy and his Descend- 
ants, pp. 74, 80.) 


a. Harriet, mar. Jonathan Wilde. 
dbaee. Rebecca, bapt. May 27, 1764; died soon. 

ahaef. Rebecca, born Oct. 5, 1766; died June 17, 1850, at Cohasset, but 
"Tower Genealogy," p. 154, says June 7. She married (1), intentions 
published March 21, 1792, at Truro, Mass., George^, son of George^ 
(Leonard^) and Elizabeth (Lombard) Pike of Truro, born Aug. 23, 1761, at 
Truro. He was a ship captain and lived at Truro and died before March 

29, 1818, when his widow married (2), at Cohasset, Levi^, son of Daniel^ 
{Daniel^, Ihrook^, John^) and Bethia (Nichols) Tower of Hingham, second 
precinct, born July 25 or 26, 1756, at Hingham; died Aug. 12, 1823, at 
Cohasset. She was his third wife. He married (1), Feb. 20, or 25, 1775, 
at Cohasset, Priscilla, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Lincoln) 
Nichols of Cohasset, abbbh, who was born Feb. 18, 1758, and died May 
3, 1796, at Cohasset, leaving eight children. He married (2), May 7, 
or 17, 1799, at Cohasset, Mrs. Ruth (Beal) Stodder, widow of Zenas 
Stodder, and daughter of Thomas and Susanna (Lincoln) Beal of 
Cohasset, ahhic, and own cousin of his first wife. She was born June 25, 
or 26, 1763, and died Dec. 8, 1817, at Cohasset, having had four 
children by Mr. Stodder and three by Capt. Levi Tower. Mr. Tower was 
a drummer in Capt. Job Cushing's Company, serving from May to Aug. 
1, 1775; also in Capt. Obadiah Beal's Company, March 4, 1776, at the siege 
of Boston; and again in Capt. Peter Cushing's Company which was on 
service for four days at Hull in December, 1776. October 7, 1789, he was 
commissioned captain in the militia. In 1793 he was a recipient of one of 
the gold medals mentioned in the account of his brother-in-law, Capt. 
John Lewis, abaeh. He was selectman and assessor, 1788-1792; a member 
of the school committee, 1791, 1793 and 1799; and representative to the 
General Court in 1816. He was a ''master shipbuilder" and built many 
vessels for the fishing business, both for himself and for others. They 
were small vessels, varying from 36 to 100 tons. From 1814 to 1820 he 
was the most prominent ship builder in the town. In 1796 his fishing 
property was valued at £2200 and in 1819 he owned a fleet of ten vessels 
engaged in fishing, and his two brigs the "Rebecca'' and the "Ann" were 
in the Mediterranean trade. (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 287, 293, 296, 318-19, 
322-6, 354, 398, 400, 403, 445; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 233, 440; 
Cohasset Town and Church Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 258; 
Truro Records.) 


Children, by first husband, born at Truro: 
a. Rebecca-Allen Pike, born Nov. 10, 1797. 
h. Elizabeth Pike, born Sept. 25, 1800; died Dec. 5, or 6, 1820, 
abaeg. Christopher, bapt. March 12, 1769. 

abbe. Francis, son of Hezekiah {Daniel, Samuel) and Mary 
(Horswell) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born June 5, 1723, at 
Hingham; died Oct. 29, 1762, at Hingham. He was born, and 
his whole life was passed, in the second precinct of Hingham, 
now Cohasset. He lived on South Main street, in a house which 
he built in 1751 or thereabouts. This was taken down in 1906, 
and the site was occupied in 1909 by the house of George H. 
Stevens. Mr. Lincoln was a carpenter and was one of the build- 
ers of the meeting-house in 1747. His will dated Oct. 21, 1762, 
probated Nov. 19, 1762, names: wife Sarah; two sons Jerom and 
Zenas; three daughters, Mary, Priscilla and Sarah. The execu- 
tors were his cousin Daniel Lincoln, abad, and his brother Heze- 
kiah Lincoln, abhh. His estate was appraised at £171:5:0 per- 
sonal; £678:10:0 real. April 22, 1763, Sarah Lincoln of Hingham, 
widow, was appointed guardian to Jerom Lincoln, Zeneas Lin- 
coln, Mary Lincoln, Priscilla Lincoln and Sarah Lincoln, all 
minors under fourteen years of age and children of Francis 
Lincoln, late of Hingham, deceased. (Suffolk County Probate 
Records, vols. Ixi, p. 186; Ixii, p. 42; Ixxii, p. 59.) 

He married, Jan. 9, 1751-2, at Hingham, Sarah^, daughter of 
Nehemiah^ (David^, Peter^, Edmund^) and Lydia (Jacob) Hobart 
of Hingham, born July 2, 1727, at Hingham, second precinct; 
died Oct. 11, 1815, at Cohasset and is buried in Central cemetery. 
She married (2), Oct. 7, 1764, at Cohasset, Deacon Isaac Lincoln, 
adca. Her sister Lydia was the second wife of Enoch Lincoln, 
aach. She was descended from Edmund Hobart, a native of 
Norfolk county, England, who arrived at Charlestown, Mass., 
in 1633; and from his son Rev. Peter Hobart, the first minister 
of Hingham. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 334, 467; Cohasset 
Genealogies, pp. 233-4; Cohasset Town and Church Records.) 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

abbea. Jerome, born Nov. 13, 1752. 

abheb. Mart, born Feb. 3, 1755; married Uriah Lincoln, adcac. 

abbec. Zenas, born Sept. 8, 1757. 


ahhed. Priscilla, born Jan. 12, bapt. Aug. 17, 1760; died March 2, 1841, at 
Cohasset; married, May 26, 1782, at Cohasset, Ambrose^, son of Joshua^ 
(Joshua*, Joshua^, Joseph^, Clement^) and Grace (Lincoln) Bates of Hing- 
ham, second precinct, aafag, born Sept. 3, 1758, at Hingham; died Apr. 
30, 1833, at Cohasset, but his gravestone at Beechwood says he died Apr. 
5. He Hved on Beechwood street, Cohasset, just east of the river. He 
served as private in Capt. Obadiah Beal's Company at the siege of Boston, 
and again in June, 1776, in a short service at Hull. In December, 1776, he 
was again at Hull as private under Capt. Peter Cushing. He served under 
Capt. Theophilus Wilder in the Burgoyne campaign, from Aug. 27 to 
Dec. 7, 1777, and kept a diary covering that period. In 1778 he was for 
six weeks in Capt. Baxter's Company in Rhode Island. As a civilian he 
was on the school committee in 1799-1803, 1808-1810 and 1812. (Hist. 
of Hingham, vol. i, pt. i, pp. 298, 311, 317; vol. ii, p. 48; Hist, of Cohasset, 
pp. 294, 296-8, 390; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 38; Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Priscilla-Stodder, born 1783, bapt. June 12, 1785; died Oct. 22, 
1856, aged 73 years, as says her gravestone in Beechwood 
cemetery, but "Cohasset Genealogies" says she was "buried 
June 12, 1794." 
h. Ellen, bapt. June 12, 1785; mar, Mordecai-Lincoln Walhs, 
adcbh a. 

c. HoPHNEY, bapt. June 18, 1786; died Dec. 8, 1793. 

d. Fanny, bapt. June 28, 1801; died June 20, 1862, unmarried. 

e. Maria, bapt. June 28, 1801; mar. Mordecai-Lincoln Walhs as 
2d wife. 

/. Sarah-H'obart, bapt. June 28, 1801; mar. Wilham Nichols of 

g. Francis-Lincoln, born Nov. 1, 1799; mar. Esther Johnson. 
A. Isabella L., bapt. October, 1803; mar. William Nichols as 2d 

i. Polly. 

ahhee. Sarah, born June 26, bapt. Nov. 14, 1762; died about 1796, at Scit- 
uate; married, Oct. 19, 1793, at Scituate, Israel^, son of Capt. Israel^ 
(Israel^, Jacoh"^, John}) and Mercy (Cushing) Vinal of Scituate, bapt. Oct. 
5, 1766, at Scituate; died 1804 [?] at Scituate. He is, without much doubt, 
the Israel Vinal who married, Nov. 8, 1801, at Scituate, Miss Lydia 
Litchfield of Scituate, but the Scituate records and Deane's "History of 
Scituate" are both very confusing about the several Israel Vinals, and 
it is difficult to distinguish them. Plymouth county probate and land 
records may sometime straighten the tangle. It is, however, quite evident 
from the data in the following excerpts, taken from Deane's "History of 
Scituate" and from Scituate records, that Israel Vinal married (1), 
June 22, 1786, Rebecca Bailey (daughter of Amasa and Jael [Cushing] 
Bailey of Scituate, bapt. Oct. 2, 1768), by whom he had two children: 
Lydia and Sophia; that he married (2) Sarah Lincoln; and (3), Nov. 8, 
1801, Lydia Litchfield (daughter of Thomas and Lydia [Cole] Litch- 
field of Scituate, born Apr. 5, 1761, at Scituate), who died June 17, 
1825, at Scituate. 
Child, born at Scituate: 
a. Sally. 


The Vinals of Scituate 

From Deane's "History of Scituate": 

Widow Anna Vinal with three children, Martha, Stephen and John, 
appeared in Scituate, 1636. 

John married EUzabeth Baker, 1664 (Feb. 2), and had: Jacob, born 1670 
(Sept. 2), who married Mary Cudworth, 1695 (Feb. 12, 1695-6), and had: 

Israel, born 1698 (Sept. 21), who married (1) Elizabeth Booth, 1723; 
(2) Jemima Pope, 1743, and had: sons Israel, Esq., and Jonathan. 

Israel, Esq., married the daughter of Dea. Joseph Gushing and left son 
Israel (whose daughter Sophia was wife of Capt. John Whitney of Quincy) . 
From Scituate records : 

John Vinall and Elizabeth Backer married Feb. 2, 1664. 

Jacob Vinall son of John born Sept. 2, 1670. 

Jacob Vinall and Mary Cudworth married Feb. 12, 1695-6. 

Israel Vinall son of Jacob born Sept. 21, 1698. 

Israel Vinal and EHzabeth Booth married Jan. 30, 1723. 

Capt. Israel Vinal and Jemima Pope of Dorchester mar. int. Oct. 29, 

Israel son of Capt. Israel Vinal bp. Jan. 13, 1744. 

Jonathan son of Capt. Israel Vinal bp. Apr, 17, 1743. 

Capt. Israel Vinal Jr. and Mrs. Marcy Cushing married Sept. 25, 1750. 

Mercy daughter of Joseph Jr. and Lydia Cushing, born Apr. 30, 1739. 

Israel son of Capt. Israel Vinal Jr., bp. Oct. 5, 1766. 

Israel Vinal 3d and Rebecca Bailey married June 22, 1786. 

Israel Vinal Jr. and Sarah Lincoln of Cohasset married Oct. 19, 1793. 

Israel Vinal and Lydia Litchfield married Nov. 8, 1800. 

Israel Vinal esq. died 1794; Israel Vinal died 1804; w. of Israel died 

1796; wid of Israel, esq. died 1806. 

Lydia Vinal, widow of Israel died June 17, 1825, aged 64. 

Lydia, daughter of Israel Vmal 3d and Rebecca, born Sept. 5, 1786. 

Sophia, daughter of Israel Vinal 3d and Rebecca, born June 30, 1788. 

Sally, daughter of Israel Vinal 3d and Sally, born aft. June 30, 1788. 

Rebeckah, daughter of Israel Vinal 3d and Lydia, born 

abbh. Hezekiah, son of Hezekiah (Daniel, Samuel) and 
Mary (Horswell) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Jan. 15, 
1729-30, at Hingham; died Dec. 4, 1814, at Cohasset, formerly 
the second Precinct of Hingham, and is buried in Central burying 
ground. He was a farmer and passed all his life in Cohasset, his 
house being on North Main street. In 1771 his real estate was 
valued on the first tax Hst of the town at £192:12:00. 

He married, Aug. 1, 1778, at Cohasset, Eunice^, daughter of 
Ezekiel^ {Elisha^, SamueP, Samuel^) and Elizabeth (Whitcomb) 
Lincoln of Hingham, aaffa, born 1753, bapt. Feb. 29, 1756, at 
Hingham, second precinct; died Jan. 27, 1839, at Cohasset, aged 
86 years, and is buried in Central burying ground. 

Their gravestones and that of their son George read as follows : 


"In Memory of t Mr. Hezekiah Lincoln J died Dec 4 1814 { aged 

"In Memory of J Mrs J Eunice X widow of t Mr. Hezekiah 

Lincoln J who died t Jan 27 1839 J aged 86 years" 
"Mr. George Lincoln t died J July 28 1857 J aged 71 years'' 

(History of Cohasset, p. 276; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 234; 
Cohasset Records; Gravestones.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

ahbha. Hezekiah, bapt. July 11, 1779; died Sept. 12, 1843, at Cohasset, un- 
ahhhb. Mary, bapt. Aug. 12, 1781; married Ethel or Ithel Birch of Shawan- 
gunk, N. Y. Nothing further has been learned of this family except the 
names of their children, furnished by Mrs. Emma Birch Townshend of 
Pine Bush, Orange Co., N. Y. 

a. LoRETTA, mar. James Rockwell of Michigan. 

6. LucENiA, born March 2, 1808; mar. EUsha Mast en. 

c. LucELiA, mar. Jacob Dalloway. 

d. Ann, mar. Jacob Crouch. 

e. Eliza, died in Michigan, unmarried. 
/. Eunice, died young. 

g. Emily, born 1820; mar. Benjamin Relyea. 
h. Eunice, born 1823; mar. James Obtrander. 

abbhc. Obadiah, born May 4, 1783. 

abbhd. George, born Sept. 2, 1785; died July 28, 1857, at Cohasset, unmar- 
ried, and is buried in Central burying ground. In 1808 he was a private in 
Capt. John Pratt's Company of Foot, and in 1814 was a private in Capt. 
Peter Lothrop's Company, which was called out on June 16 to repel a 
threatened invasion from a British ship which had been harrying the 
coast. (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 337, 344.) 

abbhe. Martha, born June 26, 1791 ; died Feb. 5, 1868, at Cohasset; married, 
Dec. 3, 1814, at Cohasset, John"^, son of Thomas^ {Samuel^, Joseph^ 
Joseph^, Joseph^, Clement^) and Sarah (Lothrop) Bates of Cohasset, born 
July 14, 1787, at Cohasset; died Jan. 20, 1827, at Cohasset, but the 
church records say Jan. 19. He lived on North Main street, Cohasset, in 
Hezekiah Lincoln's house. He was in the miUtia in 1808 with his 
brother-in-law George Lincoln, and was also in Capt. Lothrop's Company 
in 1814, at the time of the threatened British invasion, (Cohasset Gene- 
alogies, p. 28; Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 337, 344, 348; Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset : 

a. Thomas, born Apr. 24, 1815 ; mar. Priscilla-Lincoln James, aafff eh. 

b. Mary, born Apr. 6, 1819; mar. David-Clark Chamberlain. 

c. Lincoln, born July 28, 1823; died March 1, 1844, unmarried. 
abhhf. Eunice, bapt. Sept. 13, 1795; died May 11, 1879, at Cohasset, un- 

adaa. John, son of Mordecai {Mordecai, Samuel) and Han- 
nah (Salter) Lincoln of Freehold, N. J., born May 3, 1716, at 


Freehold; died November, 1788, at Linville's Creek, Va., and 
was there buried. ''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," on 
the authority of Miss M. J. Roe of Gilbert, Ohio, gives 1711 as 
the date of John's birth, but 1716 is now known to be correct as 
will be shown later. He undoubtedly went with his father to 
Pennsylvania, but possibly returned, later, to New Jersey, since 
his father left him by his will in 1735, three hundred acres of 
land on Cranberry brook, Middlesex county, N. J., leaving all 
his Pennsylvania property to his younger sons. He was, however, 
living in Pennsylvania Oct. 9, 1746, on which date he bought of 
Thomas Lloyd about fifty acres of land in Union Street, Berks 
county, being described in the deed as ''of Carnarvon, yeoman." 
The three hundred acres in New Jersey, which he inherited 
from his father, he conveyed, for £200, to WilHam Dye, by deed 
dated Nov. 8, 1748, in which he is described as "of the Township 
of Carnarvin in the County of Lancaster and Province of Pensel- 
vania weaver the son and Heir of Mordecai Lincon deceased." 
From 1748 to 1765 he acquired other lands in Union and Amity 
townships and his name appears in the Berks county tax lists 
from 1754 to 1765, but in this latter year he had sold the last 
of his lands in Pennsylvania, and he probably removed soon 
after to Virginia, where he purchased by deeds of lease and 
release, June 21 and 22, 1768, six hundred acres on the west side 
of Linville's creek, a few miles north of Harrisonburg, in that 
part of Augusta county which is now Rockingham. "Abstracts 
from the Records of Augusta County," vol. iii, p. 474, records 
this transaction thus: "22d June 1768. Zechariah McKay 
(and Lydia), Moses Mckay (and Mary), Robert and James 
McKay, of Frederic County, to John Lincoln (Linkhorn), 
£250., 600 acres on Linvel's creek, part of 1200 acres patented 
to McKay, Green and Hite, 26th March 1739, and by them 
conveyed to Robert McKay, 20th Jan. 1746, and by Robert 
devised to grantors here; Teste Michael Waren, John Jackson. 
Delivered John Linkhorn December, 1768." There he was 
living on the 7th, 11th and 12th of August, 1773, on which dates 
he and his wife Rebecca deeded two hundred and ten acres to 
their son Abraham, and two hundred and fifteen to their son 
Isaac. John Lincoln is generally called "Virginia John" to 
distinguish him, it is said, from his own cousin of the same name, 


the son of Abraham and Rebecca Lincoln, adbg, but as that 
John is thought to have died when quite young, the sobriquet 
may have been given to distinguish him from his nephew John, 
adagh. The behef of President Lincoln that his great-grand- 
father was a Quaker seems to be founded only on tradition, 
which probably was due to the intimacy and intermarriages 
of the Lincoln family with the Boones and others who were 
Quakers. (Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 76, 196, 199; 
Abrahani Lincoln, An American Migration, pp. 100-117.) 

The will of John Lincoln has been found but recently. It was 
probated in Rockingham county June 22, 1789. During the 
Civil war most of the records of that county were burned in one 
of the many raids which afflicted that part of Virginia, and it is 
supposed that the copy of Lincoln's will was among those des- 
troyed. Some years after its probate, however, his daughter 
Rebecca and her husband, John Rymel, brought a suit against 
her brothers, Jacob and John, the surviving executors of the will, 
claiming that she had been defrauded of her inheritance. The 
papers iji this suit are preserved in the court house at Staunton, 
Va., and include a copy of John Lincoln's will and of the ap- 
praisement of the personal estate, and through them a flood of 
light is thrown upon this family. The will is as follows: 

"In the name of God Amen I John Lincoln Sr of the parish of 
Rockingham in the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia, 
being sick, weak and infirm in body, but of perfect mind and 
memory, thanks be to God therefor, calling to mind the mortality 
of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once 
to die, do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament; 
That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend 
my soul into the hands of God, that gave it; and as for my body 
I recommend it to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian like and 
decent manner, at the discretion of my Executrix and Executors. 
And as touching such, worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased 
God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of so much 
of the same as I am possessed of in the following manner and 
form. Imprimis, It is my will and I do order that in the first 
place all my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied. 
Item. I give and devise unto Rebeckah my dearly beloved wife, 
the plantation I now live on, with all its Improvements & ap- 


purtenances during her natural life to be used and tilled at her 
pleasure, and for her profit; Save only that my Son Thomas shall 
have the first offer of Renting the same, or taking it upon Shares. 
I likewise give and bequeath to my s^ wife all my Moveables or 
personal Estate, excepting some Legacies hereafter mentioned, 
s^ Estate to be hers during her natural life also. Item. I give 
and bequeath to my son Abraham the sum of five shillings. Item. 
I give and bequeath to my Daughters, Hannah, & Lydia, and 
my sons Isaac & Jacob the sum of two shillings & six pence each. 
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John the sum of Forty 
pounds (with what he has already received of my son Thomas) 
to be paid to him by my son Thomas, in Successive yearly 
payments, of five pounds each which payments was to, and 
did begin in the Year, One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
three. Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah the 
sum of five pounds, to be raised out of my personal Estate, and 
paid her at the death of my wife a widow. Item. I give and 
devise to my son Thomas, and his heirs, and assigns forever, all 
the Land that I now hold or have a title for, it being the Planta- 
tion, or tract of land which I live upon, situated, on the South 
East side of Linvels Creek &^. with all its appurtenances, it to 
become his Property and he to take possession thereof fully, 
completely and entirely at the Death of my s^ wife, or widow 
and not before. In consideration whereof he is to pay the Legacy 
to my son John as before said. Item. I give and bequeath 
to my Daughter Rebeckah, all my Household furniture or goods, 
and personal Estate, which shall remain after the other Legacies 
are paid off, and after the Death of my said wife or widow. Item. 
I give and bequeath to my GrandDaughter Hannah Bryan the 
sum of five pounds, to be raised out of my personal Estate and 
paid to her when she arrives at the age of Twenty one years. 
N. B. The Moneys or Legacies before mentioned are all to be 
paid in Lawful hard Money of Virginia, Excepting the first 
namely to my son Abraham which is to be Serling [sic]. And 
Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my s^ wife Rebeckah, 
and my s^ sons Jacob & John Executrix and Executors of this 
my Last will and Testament, hereby disanuling and making 
void all former and other wills by me heretofore made. Ratifying 
and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testa- 


ment. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this eight day of February One thousand seven hundred 
and Eighty six. 

Signed Sealed & published John X Lincoln seal 

by the testator as his last will & Testament mark 
In the presence of 

''Peter Bryan 

''William Bryan "A Copy 

"John Bryan Teste 

"WilHam Bryan S. M. Williams CLK" 

"Cornelius Bryan'' 

"At a Court held for the County of Rockingham on Monday 
June 22 1789 This Last will & Testament of J''^ Lincoln Deceased 
was presented in Court & proved by the Oaths of J°° Bryan, 
William Bryan & Cornelius Bryan three of the witnesses & 
ordered to be recorded, whereupon Rebecah Lincoln, Jacob 
Lincoln & John Lincoln the Exrs herein named having entered 
into Bond with Security, Certificate is granted them to obtain 
Probet in due form By the Court 

"A copy. Teste. S. M. Williams CLK" H^ Ewin CLK" 

The personal estate was appraised as follows : 

"An Appraisal Bill of the Personal Estate of the Late deceased 
John Lincoln by us whose names are hereunto subscribed being 
first sworn according to Law viz. 

Half the price of a whole waggon it being in partnership £ 7.10.0 
A Mare colt a dull Bay 14. 0.0 

Twenty pounds in certificates 20. 0.0 

An old roan mare 9. 0.0 

A four year old Steer 3.10.0 

A red cow 2.15.0 

A red cow with a white face 2.15.0 

A black cow 2.10.0 

A cow 2.15.0 

A plane & shear & screw 1. 0.0 

Two year old calves 1.12.0 

2 Hogs 1.11.0 

Five sheep 2. 2.0 



Half the price of a windmill in partnership 1. 0.0 

A cutting Knife and steel 3.0 
Two pair traces & h . . . (?) 1 Collar & 3 Backhands 1.0.0 

30 bushels of Rye at 2s per bushel 3. 0.0 

Wheat in the Stack at 3s per Bushel viz 42 Bush 6. 6.0 
Rye in the Stack at 2 /6 per bushel viz 

half the price of a six plate stove in partnership 2. 0.0 

A Dough Trough 8. 

A chest 8. 

Three chairs 9. 

A Box for clothes 1. 

2 spinning wheels 8. 

A Big Spinning wheel 7. 

A Big Kettle a Dutch Oven & 3 Potts 2. 6.0 

Five Dishes & 8 pewter plates 14.0 

a pen dish 3.0 

A Dresser and some more furniture 15.0 

A pail & Buckets 4. 

A Fire Tongs & Shovel 1 Tramel & a Gridiron 15. 

A pair of Still yards 7.0 

13 Harrow teeth 4.4 

Two chairs old ones 1.6 


"This 12'^ day of Sep. 1789 

A Copy 
"Teste, S. M. Williams Clk^ 

"Joseph Lair 
"Jacob Custer^' 

From the papers on file the following facts appear: Thomas, 
the remainder man, after the death of John Lincoln, resided 
with his mother, Rebecca, for ''about two years when a fire 
unluckily broke out in their dwelling house, and no one but 
women and children being at home to aid in extinguishing the 
flames or in removing their property, the house, furniture and 
wearing apparel together with a considerable sum in money 
was lost in the flames.'^ Rebecca then went to reside with her 
son Jacob, and Thomas, desiring to remove to Kentucky, with 
his wife Elizabeth conveyed to Jacob his interest in the planta- 



tion, the consideration being £560 of which £100 was to go to 
the widow, Rebecca, who gave her consent although, according 
to the plaintiffs in the case, she was not in a situation of mind 
capable of making a contract ''being about seventy years of age 
and her mind so much impaired as to render her utterly incapable 
of attending to her own interests or making any contract whereby 
her rights could be properly transferred." Jacob, on the other 
hand, asserts that "he would have been far from thinking that 
his mother from age, imbecility, or any other cause was incapable 
of making a contract." In a letter of John Lincoln, Jr., one of 
the defendants in this suit, written to his nephew David Lincoln 
June 27, 1810, he states: ''my mother had now for a considerable 
time been living at Hannah Harrison's, who became sick and 
soon bedfast; our mother very old, somewhat peevish, and a 
little jealous, began to view herself as rather an incumbrance 
where she was but did not certainly know where else to go. She 
made frequent applications to me to take her to my home before 
she succeeded. My wife, who had already experienced some 
of the trouble of taking care of an old person (a grandfather by 
the father's side) at her father's . . . stood opposed to it, . . . 
But Hannah Harrison was like to die and leave her mother; 
none of the old woman's friends were willing to be troubled 
with her ... a short time prior to Hannah's death my mother 
prevailed on me to remove her to my house . . . and shortly 
after she entered into a written agreement with me by which 
I was to find her every . . . accommodation ... as long 
as she lived and at her death bury her in a decent . . . manner 
beside her husband. . . . Your grandmother died July 21, 
1806." "J°° Lincoln's will is dated Feb. 8, 1786, he deceased 
Nov. 1788, . . . there are £5 apiece left to Sarah Dean and 
Hannah Brian." 

John Lincoln, Jr., lived "at some distance from the widow 
whose plantation joined Jacob Lincoln's and with whom also 
she lived for a long time." John states in his before mentioned 
letter to his nephew that "there were burnt in T. Lincoln's 
house: cash $10, half a six plate stove, a chest, five chairs, a box, 
two spinning wheels, a big kettle, a dresser and some furniture, 
a fire tongs, shovel & gridiron, and a pair of stillyards." The 
value of these according to the appraisal was £9.6.6. 


John Lincoln married, July 5, 1743, 0. S., probably in Berks 
county, Pa., Mrs. Rebecca (Flowers) Morris, daughter of Enoch 
and Rebecca Flowers, born March 30, 1720, O. S.; died July 20, 
1806, probably at Linville's Creek, Va. She was widow of 
James Morris, by whom she had a son, Jonathan Morris, born 
Oct. 3, 1739. The foregoing dates and names as well as the 
date of John Lincoln's birth, the dates of births of his children 
and the family record of his son, John Lincoln, Jr., are from a 
manuscript record, now destroyed, which was formerly in the 
possession of Mrs. Rachel (Lincoln) Drake, adaaf d, and copied 
in 1886 by Mr. Josiah Morrow of Lebanon, Ohio, who kindly 
loaned his copy to the compiler, for use in this genealogy. The 
dates are undoubtedly correct and disprove several dates given in 
''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln" and by other authorities. 
As a means of permanent preservation of this important record 
Mr. Morrow's memorandum and copy are here printed in full: 

''Dr. Isaac L. Drake of this place, has permitted me to copy 
the following from the family records of a branch of the Lincoln 
family contained in an old manuscript volume in his possession 
which formerly belonged to his mother, a cousin of President 
Lincoln's father. These records give some information concern- 
ing the President's ancestors which I have not seen in any account 
of his genealogy. The old book containing the records appears 
to have been used originally as a 'cyphering book' and contains 
tables of weights and measures and considerable arithmetical 
work. It also contains several pieces of poetry, original and 
selected. The book consists of about a quire of foolscap, sewed 
together and covered with leather. On the cover is plainly 
written 'Rachel Lincoln Jan. 29, 1807.' Rachel Drake often 
told her children the story of the killing of her uncle in Kentucky 
by an Indian and the killing of the Indian by the son of the 
murdered man very much as it is told in the new biography of 
President Lincoln. John Lincoln, Rachel's father, came from 
Rockingham county, Va. about 1818 to Warren county, Ohio, 
where he resided until his death. He was farmer and tanner 
with education enough to survey land and to teach his children 
the elementary English branches. 

''Lebanon, Ohio. Josiah Morrow. 

"Nov. 3, 1886. 




"(From an old book in possession of Dr. I. L. Drake which 
belonged to his mother, on the cover of which is the name Rachel 
Lincoln Jan. 29, 1807.) 

''Memorandum of the Births of the sons and daughters of 
John Lincoln & Rebecca his wife are as follows : 
Abraham Lincoln was born May 13, 1744 (old stile) 
Hannah Lincoln was born March the 9, 1748 (old stile) 
Lidia Lincoln was born March 9, 1748 (old stile) 
Isaac Lincoln was born March 5, 1750 (old stile) 
Jacob Lincoln was born Novem. 6, 1751 (old stile) 
John Lincoln was born July 15, 1755 New stile 
Sarah Lincoln was born September 18, 1757 
Thomas Lincoln was born October 23, 1761 
Rebecca Lincoln was born April 18, 1767 

^'Johnathan Morris son of James Morris and Rebecca his wife 
was born October 8, 1739, old stile N. B. He is half brother 
to the above children." 

''John Lincoln son of Mordecai Lincoln and Hannah his wife 

was born May the 3 1716 (old stile) 
Rebecka Lincoln (formerly Rebecka Flowers) daughter of 

Enoch Flowers & Rebecca his wife was born Mar. 30 1720 

(old stile) 

Died July 20, 1806) 
John Lincoln and Rebekah his wife were married 

July 5, 1743 (Old stile)" 

"John Lincoln sen Died July 13th, 1835 
Mary Lincoln Died May 27th 1832 

"On the next page is a 'Memorandum of the sons and daugh- 
ters of Francis Yarnall and Mary his wife formerly Mary Lincoln' 
which is here omitted 

''Mordecai their eldest child was born July 29, 1743 old style 

"Then the following record is given: 

"John and Mary Lincoln were solemnly joined in marriage 
Bonds by the Reverend Mr. Carmichael June 27, 1782. 


"Memorandum of the births of the sons and daughters of 
John and Mary Lincoln (formerly Mary Yarnall). 

''Jesse Lincoln was born July 17 about 3 1/2 o'clock in the 
afternoon in the year 1783 

''Hannah Lincoln was born May the 11 about 6 o'clock in the 
morning in the 1785 

"Abraham Lincoln was born April 6 about 5 o'clock in the 
morning (being good Friday) in the year 1787 

"(This son died Nov. 23, 1789) 

"Mordecai Lincoln was born Nov. 7th about 3 o'clock in the 
morn, in the year 1788 

"Rachel Lincoln was born July 21 about 2 o'clock in the after- 
noon in the year 1790 

"Isaac Lincoln was born Oct 27 about 1 o'clock in the after- 
^^ j noon in the year 1792 

"1 "Phebe Lincoln was born Oct. 23 about 11 o'clock in the after- 
noon in the year 1794 

"Ann Lincoln was born Nov. 28 about 4 o'clock in the after- 
noon in the year 1796 
^^ "Mary Lincoln was born Decem. 18th about 6 o'clock in the 
afternoon in the year 1798 

"Juliana Lincoln was born Sept. 13 about 4 o'clock in the 
12J1 morning in the year 1801 

"John Lincoln was born June 7 about 5 o'clock in the morning 
in the year 1807" 

Children, born, a-h in Berks county. Pa.; i in Rockingham 
county, Va.: 

adaaa. Abraham, born May 13, 1744, old style. 

adaab. Hannah, born March 9, 1748, old style; died about 1803. She married 
a Mr. Harrison, possibly Robert, who gave a deed to John Lincoln, Sep- 
tember, 1790, and was probably mother of a daughter, Hannah, who 
married a Mr. Bryan and was named in her grandfather's will. 

adaac. Lydia, born March 9, 1748, old style. She was named in her father's 
llgil will but it is not known whether she was married. 

jqIi adaad. Isaac, born March 5, 1750, old style. 
adaae. Jacob, born Nov. 6, 1751, old style. 

Jadaaf. John, born July 15, 1755. 
ad(w^. Sarah, born Sept. 18, 1757. She is named in her father's will, and 

married a Mr. Dean, but nothing further is known of her. 
adaah. Thomas, born Oct. 23, 1761. 

adaui. Rebecca, born Apr. 18, 1767; died September, 1840, near Greenville, 
Tennessee; married, Apr. 26, 1786, in Rockingham county, Va., John 



Rimel, whose birth and parentage are unknown. "History of Rocking- 
ham County" in the record of marriages calls John Rimel 's wife "Mar- 
garet Lincoln," an obvious error as John Lincoln had no daughter Mar- 
garet, and the lawsuit against his estate was brought by John and Rebecca 
Rimel. John Rimel died sometime between Feb. 27, 1823, and Dec. 21, 
1832, in Greene county, Tenn., whither he had removed before Oct. 24, 
1808, when, being then called of Greene county, he purchased 142 acres of 
land "on some of the Draughts of Birds Branch and Middle Creek being 
part of a tract of land granted to Thomas WiUiamson by the State of 
North Carolina by a patent bearing date 17th July 1794." Subsequently, 
in 1809 and 1813, he acquired 234 acres more "on Higgins branch of 
Horse Creek and on the south side of Nolachucky river." (Greene 
County Deeds, Books 8, p. 299; 9, p. 210; 10, p. 185.) Dec. 21, 1832, 
Jacob Hoyle, administrator of John Rimel, deceased of Greene county, in 
a deed given to George Rimel of Sevier county, Tenn., witnesses "that 
said Rimel, deceased, did in his life time on Feb. 27, 1823, execute a bond 
in which he bound himself to make to his two sons, John Rimel and 
George Rimel, a deed in fee simple to several tracts of land all connected, 
on one of which the said Rimel, deceased, lived, on Horse Creek, includ- 
ing a saw and grist mill; the aforesaid Rimel died intestate and without 
having executed the title . . . now said Jacob Hoyle, administrator, so 
far as authorized ... in compliance with said bond , . . conveys 
... to said George a part of the tract . . . containing 51 acres." 
{Ibid., Bk. 18, p. 271.) 

On record in the Will Books of Greene county is the following: "Mch. 
2, 1841 An instrument of writing purporting to be the nuncupative will of 
Rebecca Rimel, dec'd, was produced in Court for probate by Jacob Sea- 
ton for himself and Sally Seaton his wife, Betsy Miller, Polly Bird, John 
Williamson and Dorcas his wife, by which it appears a notice had been is- 
sued to Jacob Rimel, Isaac Rimel, John Rimel, George Rimel, John Good, 
John Fillers and Betsy his wife, Asa Bailey and DeUla his wife, and Jacob 
Good." The will was allowed March 11, 1841, and is as follows: 

"We Polly Mock and Elisabeth Broyls do state the nuncupative Will of 
Rebecca Rimel was made by her on the 18th day of September 1840 in our 
presence, to which we are especially required to witness, by the testator 
herself in the presence of each other, that it was made in her last sick- 
ness in Alexander Broyls house where she was five weeks, where she was 
surprised by sickness and breathes no more. And the same is as follows 
to wit, it was her desire that her effects should be disposed of after her 
decease in the following manner, that all her effects to be equally divided 
among her daughters-this 6th October 1840. 

"Elisabeth X Broyls 
"Polly X Mock" 
The witnesses further testified that her reason for this disposition of 
her effects was that " her sons had got their share." 

From the foregoing list of citations for the probate of the will, and from 
the marriage records of Greene county, a list of children has been made, 
it having been assumed that John Good, Jacob Good, John Fillers and 


Asa Bailey were either grandchildren or had married grandchildren of 
Rebecca Rimel, and represented deceased children whose names are 

Children, arranged in arbitrary order: 

a. Isaac, mar. Kezia WilHamson, Sept. 9, 1819. 

6. John, mar. Sarah Wilhamson, he'd July 27, 1825. 

c. Polly, mar. (1) Samuel Swatzel; Sept. 25, 1822; (2) a Mr. Bird. 

d. Jacob, mar. Christena Willhoite, Oct. 17, 1823. 

e. Abraham, mar. Alpha Fannon, Dec. 30, 1824. 
/. Elias, mar. Jenny Dunkin, July 22, 1825. 

g. Dorcas, mar. John Wilhamson, July 27, 1825. 

h. Sally, mar. Jacob Seaton. 

i. Betsey, mar. a Mr. Miller. 

j. George, removed to Sevier county, Tenn. 

adag. MoRDECAi, son of Mordecai (Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Mary (Robeson) Lincoln of Freehold, N. J., and Amity, Pa., 
born May 9, 1730, at Amity; died March, 1812, at Uniontown, 
Pa., and is there buried in a private burial ground, now the 
property of his great-grandchildren, John and Elizabeth Canon. 
Sometime between 1781, when his name appears as a tax payer 
in Berks county. Pa., and Jan. 4, 1787, when he bought a lot 
of land in Derry township, in a town called Fredericktown, 
Dauphin county. Pa., of Peter Friedly and wife, he removed 
from Berks county to Dauphin county and remained there 
until about 1794, in which year on May 17, he with his wife 
Mary, being described as of Union township in the county of 
Fayette, yeoman, sold this Fredericktown property to Valentine 
Hummel of Derry township, innkeeper. Meanwhile on Apr. 23, 
1791, John Harris, gentleman, of Harrisburg, Pa., sold to Mor- 
decai Lincoln, innkeeper, of Hummelstown, lot Number 11 on 
Chestnut street, Harrisburg, containing about one quarter of 
an acre and, on the same date, Mordecai and Mary Lincoln 
conveyed this property "together with the houses, kitchens, 
barns, stables and buildings" to George Reddick. The property 
was evidently an inn. Mordecai signed his own name but his 
wife signed with her mark. Fredericktown is now, and was 
evidently then, known as Hummelstown. It is a post-borough 
of about one thousand population, about nine miles east of 
Harrisburg. Whether he ever lived in Harrisburg is uncertain, 
but he may have done so before removing to Fayette county, 
whither he was accompanied by his wife Mary, his two sons 


Benjamin and John, his two daughters Nancy and Sarah, and 
their husbands Jacob Giger and John Jones. 

"Four miles from Uniontown, in what is now North Union 
township, Lincoln bought, June 9, 1791, a tract of land, called 
'Discord,' from Isaac Pearce, patentee. It contained 320J^ 
acres and allowance, and the price paid was £500. (Fayette 
County Deeds, vol. iii, p. 138.) In addition to this he procured 
a patent, Aug. 23, 1791, from the commonwealth for another 
tract of land, called 'Union Green' containing probably 200 or 
250 acres. The two combined comprised all or nearly all the 
land now owned and occupied by John and Elizabeth Canon, 
the late John Jones and John Hankins. Lincoln built the old 
part of the house in which his great-granddaughter EHzabeth 
Canon now lives." 

''He was sixty years of age when he settled in Fayette county — 
a tall, strong, vigorous, large-boned, angular old man, having 
all the distinguishing facial and physical characteristics of the 
Lincoln blood; prominent nose and ears . . . heavy, over- 
hanging eyebrows and sturdy chin. He was prudent, industrious, 
law-abiding, and notably methodical in the business affairs of 
every-day life. . . . His love of order and system is disclosed 
in the manner in which he kept his 'Family Book,' which is still 
in possession of the Jones family. He carefully kept accounts 
with all of his children, and made everything even between them 
in his will. The following extract from his book enumerates 
the number and value of the articles with which he dowered 
his daughter Sarah when she married John Jones: 


"Given to my Daughter 

Sarah . . 



One case Drawers 



One dining table 


One tea table 



One bed and Bed cloaths 


One cow 


One pot and one kettle 


One tea kettle 


One saddel 


A half dozen knives and forks 


One skimmer, ladel & flesh fork 


One tub 




















To cash 

To frying pan 

To pewter 

To 2 cows 
To 3 sheep 

45 10 4" 

The foregoing quotations and most of the information of this 
family are taken from a pamphlet entitled ''The Lincolns of 
Fayette County," by John S. Ritenour, no date. 

The will of Mordecai Lincoln, dated Feb. 22, 1811, and recorded 
in Fayette county records, vol. i, p. 273, is as follows: 

''Upon the twenty second day of February in the year of our 
Lord Eighteen Hundred and Eleven. I Mordecai Lincoln Sr., 
of Union township, Fayette county and Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania being far advanced in years but of sound mind 
and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testa- 
ment, revoking all other will or wills heretofore by me made. 

''1th I Recommend my soul unto Almighty God who gave it 
and my body to the dust its original, there to be Interd in a 
decent manner by my Representatives. 

''2dly of those Worldly Goods which it has pleased God to 
Endow me with I leave and bequeath In the following manner 

''3dly Heave and [bequeath] unto my Son Benjamin Lincoln 
the sum of one dollar to be paid by my Daughter Sarah Jones 
in one year after my Deceace. 

'Item — 4thly I Also leave and bequeath unto my son John 
Lincoln six pounds annually of Interest Drawn from a bond 
I have on my son Benjamin Lincoln Until said bond becomes 
Due from and after my Deceace. 

"Item — 5th I leave and bequeath unto Mary Lincoln wife of my 
son John the Residue of Interest on said Bond untill it becomes 
due after such monies is taken out of said Bond as shall appear 
a legal Compensation for the services of my Executors During 
their Executorship and the Interest of the Residue to be aplyed 
for the use and support of her five youngest children twt John, 
Nancy, laferty, paterson & abby, and the aforesaid bond I 


require to be put in the hands of my Executors and when it 
becomes due I devise the One third part of said bond unto my 
son John Lincoln to be paid to him in the space of one year after 
said bond becomes due. Also I devise the third part of said Bond 
unto Mary Lincoln wife of my son John to be paid in maner and 
form aforesaid. I also devise and bequeath the Residue or other 
third part of said bond unto the five youngest children of my 
son John Lincoln whose names are heretofore recited or the 
surviving part of them when they arrive to age and in case 
of the death of any of them to be Equally divided amongst the 
Survivors to be paid in maner and form as aforesaid. 

'Item 6th — I leave and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy 
Giger one dollar to be paid by my daughter Sarah Jones in 
addition to what I have heretofore paid to my daughter Nancy 
to be paid to her after my decease. 

''Item 7th — I also devise and bequeath unto my daughter 
Sarah Jones all the uses and profits of the tract of land she now 
lives upon, to be held and enjoyed by her for eight years from 
and after this date, but if myself and my wife Mary should live 
until after the expiration of eight years in such case my daughter 
Sarah Jones is to enjoy all the profits and benefits of said tract 
until our decease, and at my and my wife's decease my daughter 
Sarah is to be at the expense of our interment and all other 
expenses to carry this will into execution and at my decease 
I also leave to my daughter Sarah all the movable property I 
may be possessed [of] at my death. 

"Item 8th — I also leave and bequeath unto my grandson 
William Jones all the above tract of land to take into possession 
at the expiration of the term granted to my daughter Sarah 
Jones, or after my decease to be held and enjoyed by him, his 
heirs and assigns forever, his paying out thereof unto, my grand- 
son John Jones the sum of one hundred pounds when the said 
John arrives at the age of twenty-two years. 

"I now hereby constitute William Swearington my executor 
of all this my will and testament revoking all will or wills hereto- 
fore by me made, in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and seal this Twenty-second day of February, in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven. 

"Mordecai Lincoln (seal)" 


''Signed, sealed in the presence of us — 
''Samuel McClean 
''Samuel Smith." 

It is said that Mr. Lincoln kept a store in early life and, during 
the Revolutionary war was connected with the commissary or 
quartermaster department of the army. He was evidently an 
innkeeper at Fredericktown, and perhaps continued in that 
business at Uniontown. 

He married, in 1755, in Berks county, Mary Webb (or Ward?), 
whose parentage and birth have not been learned. She was possi- 
bly daughter of John and Mary (Boone) Webb, see ''The Ances- 
try of Abraham Lincoln," p. 101, but some think her name was 
Ward not Webb. She died March, 1814, at North Union, Pa., 
aged 81 years, after being an invalid for the last thirty years of 
her life, and was buried by the side of her husband on the farm 
at North Union. (The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, p. 74; 
N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. xli, p. 156; The Lincolns of 
Fayette County, passim; Old Account Book of Mordecai 

Mr. Lincoln disposed of a part of his land at North Union 
before his death, selhng 170^ acres to his son Benjamin, Oct. 
3, 1809, for £400 and 90^4 acres to his son Thomas, Feb.'5, 1811, 
for £200. The remainder of the tract he left by will to his grand- 
son, William Jones, whose descendants still own it. Mordecai 
and his wife Mary had, however, conveyed to their daughter, 
Sarah Jones, eighty-eight acres of "Discord," Oct. 3, 1809, for a 
consideration of £200. (Fayette County Deeds, Book F, p. 314; 
Book H, pp. 244, 274.) 

The gravestones of Mordecai Lincoln and his wife at North 
Union, are inscribed as follows : 

"Mordica Lincoln Sr t Died t March A. D. 1812 J Aged 
82 Years" 

"Mary t Wife of J Mordica Lincoln t Died t March A. D. 
1814 t Aged 81 years." 

In the same yard are the graves of their daughter Sarah and 
i her husband John Jones, and their granddaughter, Mary (Jones) 
Butler, the stones being inscribed thus : 

"John Jones % Died t May A. D. 1802 | Aged 46 Years." 


''Sarah t Wife of J John Jones Died t Jan. 25th 1838 J Aged 
78 Years & 11 Mos." 

"Sacred t to the } Memory of Mary t Butler Consort oft 
Joseph Butler who J departed this life July 30th 1830 t Aged 
43 years 8 months & 5 days t Free daughter of affliction she 
t Inured to Pain and Misery J Mourned a long night of grief 
and fear J A legal night of forty three year J In sure and steadfast 
hope to rise J And claim a mansion in the skies J A christian 
here her flesh laid down J The Cross exchanging for a Crown" 

Children, born in Berks county, Pa. : 

adaga. Benjamin, born Oct. 29, 1756. 

adagb. John, born March 28, 1758, but Ritenour's pamphlet says Oct. 25. 
adage. Nancy, bom Nov. 22, 1759; died at Uniontown and was buried on her 

father's farm but no stone marks her grave. She is sometimes called 
"Ann," but her father's will calls her Nancy. Her birth is given by Mr. 
Ritenour as Nov. 22, 1769, but all other authorities, including her father's 
old account book, which notes the births of all the children, say 1759. 
She married, probably in Berks county, Jacob Giger, and she and her 
husband accompanied her father to Fayette county. They are said to 
have removed to Ohio, near Chillicothe. 

a. John. 

b. Henry. 

c. William. 

d. Lewis. 

e. Charles. 
/. Thomas. 
g. Polly. 

h. Sarah, mar. Samuel Shull about 1810. A son Henry-Giger ShuU 
died April, 1889, at Gallon, O., leaving a son, M. L. Shull, who was 
hving a few years ago at Longmont, Colo., a justice of the peace. 

adagd. Hannah, born Dec. 31, 1761; died young, in Berks county. Mr. Lea 
in "The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," p. 74, states that he beUeves 
"this child (Hannah) represents the mysterious Hannaniah whom we find 
in Kentucky in May, 1785, assisting Abraham Lincoln and his son Josiah 
in the survey of his farm in Jefferson County." Further investigation by 
Mr. Henry-Philip Lincoln, adahf daa, leaves Uttle doubt that Hannaniah 
was the eldest son of Thomas Lincoln, adah, which confirms the claim of 
Dr. H. E. Robinson as stated in a note on page 75 of the said "Ancestry." 

adage. Sarah, born Feb. 25, 1767; died Jan. 25, 1838, at Uniontown; married 
in Berks county, Pa., John Jones of Berks county, who was born in Wales 
in 1756, and died May, 1802, at Uniontown, aged 46 years. They accom- 
panied her father to Fayette county, John Jones being one of the wit- 
nesses to the deed of May 17, 1794, by which Mr. Lincoln disposed of his 
Fredericktown property. Mr. Jones lived in North Union on the tract 
where are now the Youngstown Coke Works. 

Children, born: a, b in Berks county; c-e at North Union: 
a. Mary, born Nov. 25, 1787; mar. Joseph Butler. 



h. William, born Jan. 5, 1789; died Apr. 21, 1872, unmarried. 

c. Eleanor, born Nov. 25, 1792; mar. Isaac Patterson. 

d. Nancy, born June 25, 1796; mar. Daniel Canon. 

e. John, born Oct. 8, 1802; mar. Jane VanHorn. 

Mordecai Lincoln is said by tradition to have had another daughter, 
whose name is thought to have been Deborah, who died in Berks county, 
young and unmarried. This may refer to Mordecai's little sister, Deborah, 
who died at AUentown, N. J. See adab. The dates of birth of Mordecai's 
children are taken from the ''Family Book" previously referred to. Only 
five children are named, and a grandson, Thomas. 

adah. Thomas, son of Mordecai {Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Mary (Robeson) Lincoln of Amity, Pa., born about 1732, 
probably at Amity; died 1775, probably in the month of 
May as administration on his estate was granted, June 16, 
1775, to his mother, Mary Rogers, his widow renouncing. 
A deed of his brother Mordecai, dated March 29, 1773, 
which mentions ^'land of the late Thomas Lincoln, but now 
Michael Zeister's" makes it appear that he was dead at 
that time, but an indenture of ''Mary Rogers administratrix of 
all and singular the goods and chattel rights and credits which 
were of Thomas Lincoln late of the town of Reading in the 
county of Berks, yeoman, deceased, at the time of his death, 
who died intestate" makes the following statement, by which 
it, clearly appears that he was living a year later: ''whereas the 
said Mary Rogers by Indenture dated May 4th 1774, did grant 
etc. to Thomas Lincoln (in his life time)." Mordecai's deed 
should probably read "land late of Thomas Lincoln" and was 
perhaps wrongly copied into the records. Thomas inherited 
from his father one third of the latter's lands in Amity or some- 
thing over three hundred acres. This tract Thomas and his 
wife Ehzabeth sold, Nov. 4, 1760, to Michael Zeister. (Reading 
Deeds, Bk. 2, f. 175.) He had probably removed before that 
date to Reading, Pa., as he was taxed in Reading in 1759. He 
was elected sheriff of Berks county, Oct. 2, 1758, being the third 
to hold that office, but he does not appear to have been re-elected. 
According to "The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln" he was in 
1758 representative for Berks county in the Pennsylvania 
General Assembly, but this has not been confirmed. 

He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary Davis, 
born Sept. 1, 1729. She survived her husband, but the date of 


her death has not been learned. (Memorials of the Walkers, p. 
101. The will of Mary Davis, widow, dated Apr. 1, 1763, names 
her ''daughter Elizabeth Lincoln.") Thomas Lincoln's mother, 
Mary Rogers, as his administratrix, in a petition in Orphans' 
Court, June 10, 1775, recites, that all his children were minors 
and seized of messuage and lands in Exeter ''adjoining lands of 
Mordecai Lincoln" their uncle. (The Ancestry of Abraham 
Lincoln, pp. 75, 183-4; Abraham Lincoln, An American Migra- 
tion, pp. 72-80.) 

Children, born: a, h probably at Exeter; c-g at Reading: 

adaha. Hannaniah. 
adahb. Thomas, born November, 1758. 
adahc. Mishal, born Nov. 9, 1761. 

adahd. Sarah, married Joshua Davis. They lived at Lost Creek settlement, 
Juniata county, Pa., near what is now McAUisterville. A granddaughter, 
Mrs. Mary S. Adams, is said to have been living in 1896, at Newport, 
Perry county, Pa. 
Children : 
a. Nancy, mar. John Haugh-a-wont. 
h. Elijah. 

c. Hannaniah. 

d. Elizabeth, mar. a Mr, Nelson. 

e. Mary, mar. a Mr. Green. 

/. Susan, mar. WilHam Sharon. 

g. James. 

h. Lincoln. His descendants are said to be living at Lima, Ohio. 

i. Sarah, mar. Samuel Sharon.* 
adahe. Mary. Nothing is known of her. 
adahf. Joseph, born about 1770. 
adahg. Elizabeth. Nothing is known of her. 

adai. Abraham, son of Mordecai {Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Mary (Robeson) Lincoln of Amity, Pa., born Oct. 18, 1736, at 
Exeter, Pa. (Monday at 7 p. m.); died Jan. 31, 1806, at 
Exeter (Friday at 7.15 a. m.). The somewhat full information of 
this family has been obtained, largely, from the old ''Account 
Book" of Abraham Lincoln, first kept by him and continued by 
later members of the family. It was recently, and perhaps is ;j 
now, in the possession of Harrison-Gilbert Lincoln, adaii be, but 
it was copied some years ago by Henry-Philip Lincoln, adahd 
daa, who distributed blue prints of it to members of the 

*William and Samuel Sharon were brothers, sons of Samuel Sharon of Fayette township. 
Samuel was born Feb. 23, 1785, and died about 18G2. William was born March 2, 1792. His 
son, William W. , was living, 1886, at McAUisterville as was Mrs. Mary S. Adams. 


Mr. Lincoln inherited from his father one third, or about three 
hundred acres, of the Amity farm and probably lived there all his 
life. He ran a sawmill, which stood on the race running through 
his land and his brother Mordecai's, as early as 1758 and con- 
tinued to do so until into the seventies. He became a man of 
considerable importance, being elected county commissioner in 
October, 1772, in which office he continued until 1779. In 1771 
he was supervisor of roads and appears as sub-lieutenant in 
Berks county, March 21, 1777. From 1782 to 1785 he was repre- 
sentative in the General Assembly and served on the important 
committee of grievances. He was a member of the State conven- 
tion of 1787 and of the constitutional convention of 1789-90. 
After the close of the Revolution he was selected to make the 
address to Washington at Philadelphia. 

' He married, July 10, 1760, at Exeter, Anne^, daughter of James^ 
{George^) and Mary (Foulke) Boone of Oley, Pa., born Apr. 3, 
1737, 0. S., at Oley (Sunday, 5 p.m.); died Apr. 4, 1807, at Exeter 
(Saturday, 2.10 p. m.). She and her husband are buried at Exeter. 
Her marriage was ''out of meeting," for which ''disorderly act" 
she was disciplined by Exeter Monthly Meeting and she acknowl- 
edged her error Aug. 27, 1761. Anne Boone was own cousin of 
Daniel Boone, the Kentucky pioneer. Her father and her uncle 
John Boone were the only surviving members of the Boone 
family who remained in Pennsylvania. (The Ancestry of 
Abraham Lincoln, pp. 75-6, 102-3, 174-6; Abraham Lincoln, 
An American Migration, pp. 80-99.) 

By the census of 1790 Abraham had in his family three free 
white males sixteen years old and upwards; two under sixteen; 
and five free white females. This accounts for himself and wife, 
four sons and four daughters, showing that one of his daughters, 
besides Rachel, had died before 1790 or else was married and 

I had left home. The natural supposition is that Anna had died 
before the birth of her sister Ann, in spite of family tradition. 

Both Abraham and his wife died intestate and administration 
was granted to their sons Mordecai and Thomas, on the estate 
of the former, Feb. 17, 1806, and on that of the latter, Feb. 25, 
1808. (Berks County Wills, with Hist. Society of Penn.) For 
a more extended sketch of Abraham see Penn. Magazine, vol. 
xi, pp. 220-1. 



Children, born at Exeter: 

adaia. Mary, born Sept. 15, 1761 (Tuesday, 10 p. m.); probably never 
married, but nothing definite has been learned of her. 

adaib. Martha, born Jan. 25, 1763 (Tuesday, 10 a. m.); died unmarried. 

adaic. Mordecai, born Jan. 11, 1765 (Friday, 7.15 a. m.). 

adaid. James, born May 5, 1767 (Tuesday, 10 a. m.). 

adaie. Anna, born Apr. 19, 1769 (Wednesday, 7 a. m.); died before 1790, un- 
married. It has been generally assumed that as she had a sister named 
"Ann" she must have died young, but members of the family say she 
lived to maturity but never married. 

adaif. Rachel, born March 24, 1771 (Sunday, 6.19 a. m.); died July 19, 1775 
(Wednesday, 1.50 p. m.). 

adaig. Phebe, born Jan. 22, 1773 (Friday, 8.05 p. m.); died June 12, 1852; 

married (1), 1792, David^, son of Caleb^ (David^) and Hannah (Samuels) 

Jones of PaoH, Pa., born May 26, 1766, at PaoH. She married (2) Hugh 

Service. David Jones's sister Elizabeth married Phebe's brother James, 

and administration on the estate of Caleb Jones of Carnarvon, Pa., was 

granted Feb. 1, 1809, to John Morgan, James Lincoln and James Good, 

his sons-in-law. (Berks County Wills, Abstracts with Hist. Soc. of Penn. ; 

Genealogy of David Jones, pp. 87-100.) 

Children, by first husband: 

a. Thomas-Lincoln Jones, born Jan., 1793; mar. Sarah Graham. 

h. Hannah Jones, born June 8, 1794; mar. Jesse Lincoln, adagh d. 

c. Ann Jones, born Feb. 27, 1796; mar. Thomas Gabriel. 

d. Martha Jones, born Apr, 27, 1798; mar. Archibald Piersol. 

e. Samuel Jones, born July 18, 1800; died Nov. 1, 1859, unmarried. 
/. Elizabeth Jones, born Jan. 10, 1803; mar. John Kimber. 

g. Phebe Jones, born Apr. 20, 1805; mar. Emmor Kimber. 
adaih. Ann, born Oct. 19, 1774 (Wednesday, 11.25 a. m.); died Nov. 9, 1824, 
at Reading, Pa.; married (1) a Mr. Glasgow of whom nothing has been 
learned and by whom she probably had no children. She married (2), 
Nov. 22, 1807, George-Michael Probst of Reading, born 1771; died Aug. \\ 
28, 1826, at Reading, aged 55 years. She was his second wife. He lived 
at Reading and was at first a cabinet-maker but, later, was a brewer. By 
his first wife Mr. Probst had a son George, born Sept. 1798; died March, 
1829, aged 30 yrs. 6 mos. 15 days. (Family Records and Bible.) 
Children, by second husband, born at Reading : 
a. Elizabeth Probst, born Oct. 1, 1808; died Aug. 22, 1865, un- 
h. Catharine Probst, born Oct. 22, 1810; mar. Benjamin Stahle. 
c. William Probst, born May 4, 1812; mar. Eliza Fisher. 
adaii. Thomas, born March 12, 1777 (Wednesday, 2.10 a. m.). 
adaij. John, born Oct. 21, 1779 (Thursday, 3.10 a. m.); died Apr. 4, 1864, atj 
Exeter, unmarried. He lived with his nephew, John-DeHaven Lincoln, 
adaii h. 

adba. Abraham, son of Abraham {Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Rebecca Lincoln of Springfiield, Pa., born in Monmouth county,] 
New Jersey; died, probably at Philadelphia, Pa., after Sept. 
14, 1747, when he acknowledged a mortgage deed, given by. 


himself and his brother Jacob and wife Anne, by which they 
conveyed title to land in Springfield township, ''which Abraham 
Lincoln y^ farther of y^ s^ Abraham and Jacob Parties hereto by 
his Last Will and Testament of the 15th Day of April 1745 
Devised unto this s^ son Jacob in ffee." In this document 
Abraham is described as *'of the City of Philadelphia, Cord- 
wainer," in which terms he is also described in a deed dated 
May 1, 1744, by which he purchased a piece of ground on the 
north side of Jones' alley in Philadelphia, measuring thirty-three 
feet, seven inches front by thirty feet depth, on which he agreed, 
''within the space of two years next ensuing the date hereof," 
to erect ''one good tenantable dwelling house of brick or stone, 
two stories high above ground with a cellar under the same." 
It is probable that he was married at about this time and intended 
this house for his own residence. He made his will Feb. 17, 1747, 
and probably died that year or the next. The will itself has dis- 
appeared from the Philadelphia registry but is referred to in a 
Deed, dated Apr. 13, 1772, given by his son-in-law James Carter 
and Rebecca his wife, by which they convey land in Springfield 
township. This Deed recites the title from Robert Taylor down 
to Abraham Lincoln, Sr., and that part of the will of the latter 
which gives a part of the land to his son John, with the proviso 
that if John died in his minority the land should go to his brother 
Abraham, which was the case. The Deed further recites that 
Abraham Lincoln, Jr., made his will in which he says: "Item, 
I give my soul into [sic] Almighty God and my body to be De- 
cently Buried and after my Just Debts and Funeral Expences 
be Paid then it is my Will and Desire that my Plantation be 
Equally Devided between my two Children when they Come 
to age Rebecca Lincon and Hester Lincon . . . as by the Same 
Will remaining in the register General's Office at Philadelphia 
Dated February the seventeenth One Thousand Seven Hundred 
and forty Seven, Recourse being thereunto had may appear." 
(Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration, pp. 57-62; The 
Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 67, 179-80; Chester County 
Deeds, vol. x, p. 114.) 

Just one year after his purchase of the estate on Jones' alley 
Abraham sold one half of it to his brother Isaac, with the proviso 
that the well and necessary house should be used by both parties. 



In this deed he was joined by his wife Esther, who made her 
mark. (Philadelphia Deeds, Bk. A. M. 39, p. 234.) 

The date of Abraham's marriage has not been learned, but 
that his wife was Esther Hilton, sister of Elizabeth Hilton who 
married Joseph Rush as his second wife, his first wife having been 
Abraham's sister Rebecca, is evident from her will as will appear 
later. ''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," p. 67, too hastily 
assumes that her name was Anne and that she had three children, 
because the baptismal register of Kingsessing Swedes' Church, 
Philadelphia, says that "Anna Linckhorn born 8 August, bapt. 
23 September 1753, was daughter of Abram and Ann Linckhorn," 
overlooking the fact that all the evidence goes to prove that 
''Abram" is a clerical error for Jacob. 

Mrs. Esther Lincoln married (2), by license issued at Phila- 
delphia, Feb. 2, 1748-9, Patrick Tommins (Tonin or Truin) who 
died before her and by whom she probably had no children. 
(Penn. Magazine of Hist. & Biog., vol. xxxii, p. 486.) Her will, 
dated Aug. 16, 1799, calls her Hester Tommins of Philadelphia, 
widow, and names: "sister Elizabeth Rush, son in law and 
executor James Carter; granddaughters Hester Parry and 
Elizabeth Carter"; also ^^Mary Alerton" and ''Rebecca Lincon." 
(From Abstracts of Wills with the Hist. Society of Penn.) 

Children, born at Philadelphia: 

adbaa. Rebecca, born probably about 1745, and died between Apr. 13, 1772, 
when she gave a deed with her husband of land in Springfield inherited 
from her father, and July 22, 1793, the date of her husband's will. She 
married, March 7, 1763, Ucensed Feb. 15, at First Baptist Church, Philadel- 
phia, James Carter, who died in August, 1795. His will, dated July 22, 
1793, proved Aug. 15, 1795; calls him of Abington, gentleman, and 
names : eldest daughter Hester, wife of Roland Parry, younger daughter 
Elizabeth Carter, sister Sarah Ferrill, grandson' Carter Parry, and brother 
WilHam. (Philadelphia Registry, Bk. X, f . 313; The Ancestry of Abraham 
Lincoln, pp. 67, 169, 171.) 


a. Hester, mar. Roland Parry. 

b. Elizabeth, mar. Ebenezer Hockling, Feb. 1, 1796, at First 
Baptist Church, Philadelphia. The date seems to show that 
the date ascribed to Mrs. Tommins's will must be the date of its 
probate and not of its making. 

adbab. Hester, died before 1772, probably unmarried and certainly with- 
out children. 

adbb. Isaac, son of Abraham {Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Rebecca Lincoln of Springfield, Pa., born in Monmouth county, 


New Jersey; died between Aug. 7, 1759, and July 7, 1772, probably 
at Philadelphia. The first mention that has been found of him is 
on May 1, 1745, when his brother Abraham conveyed to him a 
part of his estate on Jones' Alley, Philadelphia, describing him 
as **a carpenter of Philadelphia." This estate he and his wife 
Mary sold Feb. 23, 1747, and he was then described as a ''house 
carpenter." He inherited from his father a piece of real estate 
on Elbow Lane in Philadelphia, conditional upon the continued 
absence of his brother, Mordecai, for seven years after the death 
of his father, which occurred in April, 1745. Mordecai did not 
return to Pennsylvania, and Feb. 14, 1754, Isaac and his wife 
conveyed this estate to George Westcott, being still described 
as ''of Philadelphia, carpenter." A few years later he seems to 
have removed to the "Northern Liberties" and to have had 
financial reverses, as in the Pennsylvania Gazette of March 16, 
1758, sheriff James Coultas advertised for "sale by publick 
Vendue, a commodious Brick Messuage or Tenement, with a 
Kitchen and Piazza and lot of Ground, situate in the Northern 

Liberties, containing at front on Street 20 Feet and in 

Depth 84 Feet, subject to a Ground-rent of Forty ShilHngs per 
annum; late the Estate of Isaac Lincoln, seized and taken in 
Execution." The next year, Aug. 7, 1759, he and his wife Mary, 
"of Philadelphia, carpenter," conveyed to Joseph Wharton of 
Wicaco, an estate on Cedar street, Philadelphia. (Philadelphia 
Deeds, vols. A. M. 39, p. 234; G. 9, p. 182; A. M. 60, p. 607; 
J. 9, p. 408.) 

He married, Dec. 31, 1746, at Philadelphia (Records of Christ 
Church), Mary Shute, whose parentage, birth and death have 
not been learned. It is supposed that they had no children as no 
evidence of any has been found. Mrs. Lincoln married (2), 
July 2, 1772, at Arch Street Meeting, Philadelphia, Ebenezer 
Robinson, a bricklayer of Philadelphia. She was evidently a 
Quaker and among the witnesses to the marriage were Mary, 
Thomas and Rebecca Shute, who were probably brother and 
sisters of Mrs. Lincoln, and Sarah and Samuel Pastorius, sister 
and brother-in-law of Isaac Lincoln. (Records of Arch Street 
Meeting; see also The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 67, 
172-3; Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration, pp. 62-5.) 


adbc. Jacob, son of Abraham {Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Rebecca Lincoln of Springfield, Pa., born 1725, in Monmouth 
county, New Jersey; died June 5, 1769, at Kingsessing, now a 
part of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 44 years. He lived at Kingsessing 
and was a scythe maker, being so described in the deed mentioned 
under his brother, Abraham, by which he and his wife Anne, 
with his brother Abraham, mortgaged the farm in Springfield 
township which he had inherited from his father, the date of the 
deed being Sept. 14, 1747. Jacob Lincoln died intestate and his 
widow, Ann, renounced administration in favor of Philip Price, 
July 1,1769. (PhiladelphiaRegistry, vol. H, p. 63.) Philip Price 
of Kingsessing, in his account book dated 12-15, 1787, mentions 
Rebecca Linkhorn and her sister Ann Bowman and frequently 
mentions Jacob Linkhorn, these being children of Jacob, Senior. 
(Records of Gilbert Cope, Westchester, Pa.) 

He married, June, 1747, at Old Swedes Church, Kingsessing, 
Anne^, daughter of Mounce^ {Gaumer^, Peter^) and Catharine 
(Boon) Rambo of Kingsessing, born 1728; died Feb. 8, 1819, at 
Kingsessing, aged 91 years.* Jacob and Anne Lincoln are both 
buried in the burying ground at the Old Swedes Church, their 
gravestones being thus inscribed: *'In J memory of J Jacob 
Lincoln % who departed this life J June 5th 1769 J Aged 44 
years." "In J Memory of { Ann Lincoln J who departed this 
life t February 8th 1819 J Aged 91 years t wife of Jacob 

Mounce (Swedish for Moses) Rambo in his will, dated Apr. 5, 
1760, says: "I give to my daughter Ann the wife of Jacob Linn- 
con the sum Twenty Pounds of Lawful Money of Pennsylv^. 
Item. I give to my Grandson Abraham Lincon y^ sum of Twenty 
Pounds Money afs^, to be paid to him when he attains to y^ age 
of Twenty one Years, but in Case he should Die in his Minority 
unmarried and without Issue Then I give the same Twenty to be 
divided Equally to & amongst the other Children of my Daughter 
Ann Lincon that shall be Born at y^ Time of my decease." 

Katharine Rambo of Kingsessing, widow of Mounce, in her 
Will dated March 23, 1761, mentions her daughter Ann but not 

♦Mounce Rambo's father, Gaumer Rambo, married Anna, daughter of Peter Koch and died 
in 1723. His father Peter Rambo was born 1609 in Sweden and died in 1698 in Pennsylvania. 
His father was named Gaumer. Catharine Boon was daughter of Swan Boon and Brigitta 
Swanson, who was daughter of Swan Swanson and Catharine his wife. (Records of Joseph H. 
Paschall, Chester Heights, Pa.) 



her last name or anything about her children. (Records of Gil- 
bert Cope, Westchester, Pa.) 

Jacob and Anne Lincoln had eight children, the baptisms of 
six of them being recorded at the Old Swedes Church, though 
Anna is erroneously called the daughter of Abram and Ann. 
The following entry from Orphans' Court of Philadelphia, Docket 
No. 27, pp. 479, 500, proves their other two children, Abraham 
and Moses : The petition of Abraham, EHzabeth and Mary Lin- 
coln, dated March 28, 1821, says they are children of Abraham 
eldest son of Jacob, that Ann widow of Jacob was then deceased, 
and that the issue of Jacob and Ann were six children to wit: 
Abraham, Moses, Rebecca (now Rebecca Bravard widow), 
Mary (now wife of Benj. Evans), and Jacob. It will be noticed 
that only five children are named in the docket; John and 
Catharine were dead and perhaps Anna also. 

June 10, 1754, Jacob Lincoln of Kingsessing, scythemaker, 
and Ann his wife conveyed 4 acres and 28 perches of land in 
Kingsessing on the road from Darby to Philadelphia, to John 
Towers, being part of the land conveyed to said Jacob, March 11, 
1752, by Robert Barnard. (Philadelphia Registry, vol. I, 10, 
p. 126.) Jacob Lincoln was constable in Lower Darby in 1749. 

Children, born at Kingsessing: 

adbca. Abraham, born about 1749. 

adhcb. Catarina, born June 16, bapt. June 30, 1751; died Feb. 13, 1757, aged 
5 years. (Old Swedes Church Records.) 

adbcc. Anna, born Aug. 8, bapt. Sept. 23, 1753; died probably before 1821, 
and certainly before Sept. 3, 1832, the date of her sister Rebecca's will. 
She married, before 1787, a Mr. Bowman or Boughman and is the Ann 
Bowman, sister of Rebecca Lincoln, mentioned by Philip Price in his 
Account Book. Two of her children are named in her sister Rebecca's will, 
and the following inscription on a gravestone in Old Swedes Cemetery, 
Kingsessing, may refer to a third: " In t Memory of J Isaac Boughman t 
who died March 24th 1 1813 t in the 30th year of his t age." 

a. Peter. 

b. Ann, mar. a Mr. Culin. 

jadhcd. John, born Feb. 1, bapt. March 28, 1756; died Dec. 27, 1756, aged 11 
months. (Old Swedes Church Records.) 

adbce. Rebecca, born Dec. 11, 1757, bapt. March 27, 1758; died, probably in 
May, 1834, at Philadelphia, her will being proved May 14, 1834. She 
married, May 16, 1801, in the Third Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 
Ebenezer Bravard, whose parentage and birth have not been learned, but 

^ who died before March 28, 1821, when Rebecca is described as "widow." 

\ They probably had no children, certainly none survived her. Her will, 



dated Sept. 3, 1832, proved May 14, 1834, names: "nephews George 
Lincoln and Michael Lincoln, sons of my brother Moses"; "sister in law 
Ehzabeth Lincoln the widow of my deceased brother Abraham"; "Bro- 
ther Moses Lincoln"; "sister Mary Evans"; "Nephew Joseph Evans 
son of my sister Mary"; "nephew Peter Bowman and niece Ann Cuhn, 
children of my deceased sister Ann Boughman"; "Nephews John, Israel 
and WiUiam Lincoln, sons of my deceased brother Jacob"; "Ann and 
Sarah Lincoln daughters of my deceased nephew John Lincoln, and I 
appoint their grandmother Elizabeth Lincoln their guardian during their 
minority"; "Mary, Samuel and Elizabeth Lincoln, children of my de- 
ceased nephew Jacob Lincoln, and I appoint their grandfather Benjamin 
Tage [?] their guardian during their minority " ; " niece Rebecca Carpenter 
daughter of my deceased brother Abraham"; "Ehzabeth Danhoward, 
widow of George Danhoward, Katharine Koon and Ehza Wharton, 
formerly Ehza Moore" (these three probably friends not relatives); 
"residue to my nephews and nieces, name ly : — Isaac, Abraham, Mary and 
Sarah Lincoln and Ann Paschall, children of my deceased brother Abra- 
ham; Jacob, George and Michael Lincoln, children of my brother Moses; 
Joseph, Peter and Nathan Evans, Mary Garey and Ann Bond, children 
of my sister Mary Evans; Ann Culin, daughter of my deceased sister 
Ann Bowman; and Mary Davis, daughter of my deceased brother Ja- 
cob." Executors James Stewart, grocer, Wilham Nassau, tobacconist, 
and William Dalzell, all of Philadelphia. Nassau dechned to serve. 
(Phila. Registry of Wills, vol. 11, p. 198.) 

adbcf. Moses, born about 1759. 

adbcg. Mary, born Aug. 17, bapt. Oct. 2, 1763; died after Sept. 3, 1832, the 
date of her sister Rebecca's will; married, July 6, 1786, at Philadelphia 
(Lincoln Magazine, vol. i, p. 55), Benjamin Evans, born 1751; died July 
13, 1834, at Ridley, Chester county. Pa. He was a farmer. They lived 
at Ridley. He was a minuteman during the Revolution and served under 
Washington in 1780. (Penn. Archives, Ser. v, vol. v.) 

Children, born : a, d, f, g in Chester co. ; h at Harrisburg; c, e in Delaware 
CO., Pa.: 

a. Joseph, born May 27, 1787; mar. Mary Aflick. 

b. Mary, born Nov. 10, 1790; mar. Alexander Geary. 

c. Ann-Lincoln, born Jan. 22, 1793; mar. Amos Bond. 

d. Benjamin, born Jan. 26, 1795; died before Sept. 3, 1832, un- 

e. Nathan, born Apr. 25, 1797; mar. Emily Worrell. 
/. Peter, born Apr. 23, 1799; mar. Mary Davis. 

g. Jacob, born Nov. 7, 1802; died young. 
adbch. Jacob, born Apr. 1, bapt. May 15, 1766. 

adbf. Mordecai, son of Abraham (Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Rebecca Lincoln of Springfield, Pa., born May, 1734, bapt. Aug. 3, 
1735, at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pa., aged 15 months 
(Records of Christ Church) ; died Nov. 30, 1772, at Middletown 
Upper Houses, now Cromwell, Connecticut, aged 38 years. 
(Gravestone.) He was baptized again at Middletown Upper 


Houses, privately on account of illness, Oct. 13, 1771. (Cromwell 
Church Records.) When his father made his will in 1745, he 
was absent from Pennsylvania and had not returned on the 
fourteenth of February, 1754, on which date his brother Isaac 
conveyed the real estate on Elbow Lane, Philadelphia, which 
had been bequeathed to Mordecai by his father, conditional 
upon his return to Pennsylvania within seven years of his father's 
|i decease, which occurred the last of April, 1745. Isaac's convey- 
ance states 'Hhe said Mordecai did not return into the said 
Province within the term aforesaid limited nor at any time 
since So that the estate in the premises is vested in the said 
Isaac Lincon." (Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration, 
p. 64.) Mordecai's fate was long unknown, but there can be 
no doubt that he went to his relatives in Massachusetts, settled 
first at Taunton and removed after his marriage, probably about 
1765, to Middletown Upper Houses. The age on the gravestone 
of that Mordecai corresponds exactly with that of Abraham's 
son, and there is no other Mordecai yet found, to whom it could 
apply. It furnishes additional evidence of the Massachusetts 
origin of the two brothers, Mordecai and Abraham Lincoln. 
We know from his marriage record that he was living at Taunton 
in 1758, but his occupation while there has not been learned. 
He was living at Middletown Upper Houses Feb. 24, 1765, as 
his oldest child was baptized there on that date and, on Nov. 
27, 1766, he purchased of Reuben Plum of Middletown and 
Mary his wife "for seventy five dollars lawful money . . . 
land on the west side of the Great River in said Middletown 
in the North Parish, at a Place Called the Pines, Containing 
about Thirty acres . . . bounded . . . Easterly on a Lamas 
Highway or on Land belonging to John Gipson, WilKam Strick- 
land and Elijah Miller, Westerly on Land belonging to the 
Heirs of Edward Shepard Dec^, Northerly on Weathersfield 
Line or Bounds, Southerly on a Highway." (Middletown Land 
Records, vol. xxi, p. 13.) In this deed he is described as ''now 
. )f Middletown." 

He married, Nov. 30, 1758, at Scituate, Mass., Abiah^, daugh- 
er of John^ (Nathaniel, Samuel^) and Abiah (Waterman) Eels 
)f Scituate, born about 1737, at Scituate; died May 15, 1817, 
it Middletown Upper Houses, aged 80 years. Neither her 


birth nor baptism is included among those of the other children 
of John Eels in Scituate records, but that she was his daughter 
is proved by a deed recorded in the Plymouth County Registry 
of Deeds, vol. liii, f. 2G, by which: ''Oct. 30, 1760, Mordecai 
Lincoln of Taunton, labourer, and Abiah his wife conveyed to 
Nehemiah Porter of Scituate one ninth of eighteen acres, set 
off to the heirs of John Eels of Scituate deceased, in the division 
of the real estate of Rev. Nathaniel Eels." From this it appears 
that John Eels left nine heirs. The baptisms of eight children 
are recorded as follows: Waterman, 1732; Hannah, 1734; John, 
1738; Lusanna, 1742; Sarah, 1743; Lenthall, 1745; Joseph, 1747; 
Abigail, 1750. Abiah, born in 1736 or '37, was apparently 
baptized, for some reason, elsewhere than at Scituate. It could 
not have been the widow who married Mordecai, as she would 
have inherited one third of the real estate of her husband. 

Abiah married (2), May 8, 1777, at Middletown, Daniel, son 
of William and Sarah (Savage) Savage of Middletown, born 
Oct. 11, 1742, at Middletown and died there Jan. 17, 1812. 
His first wife was Martha Norton, whom he married Sept. 8, 
1774, and by whom he had no children. She died Feb. 28, 1776, 
at Middletown. Abiah had two children by her second husband: 
Daniel, born July 26, 1778; and Abiah, born Aug. 11, 1780. 

Mordecai Lincoln, his wife Abiah and her second husband, 
Daniel Savage, are all buried in the old cemetery at Cromwell. 
Their gravestones read as follows: 

''In Memory of J M'^ Mordica Linkton J who Departed this 
t Life Nov' 30'^ J AD 1772 J in the 39'^ Year J of his Age." 

"In J Memory of t Abiah Savage J wife of J Daniel Savage 
t who died May 15 1817 J ae 80." 

"In Memory of J Daniel Savage J who departed this life 
t Jan 17'^ 1812 J in the 70'^ year J of his age." 

The will of Mordecai Lincoln, dated Oct. 11, 1771, probated 
Jan. 6, 1772, describes him as of Middletown and names: wife 
Abiah; sons William and Joseph- Waterman; daughter Hannah; 
and makes his wife executrix. The inventory of his estate shows 
£75 real; £59:15:5 personal. (Middletown Probate Records, 
vol. iii, p. 39.) - 

Children, born at Middletown Upper Houses: 
adbfa. William, born 1765, bapt. Feb. 24, 1765. 




adhfb. Joseph-Waterman, bapt. Nov. 1, 1767; survived his father, but 

nothing more is known of him. 
adbfc. Hannah, bapt. Feb. 4, 1770; died Jan. 18, 1774. 

There may have been others born at Taunton, but no record has been 

found of them. If any they probably died young. 

adca. Isaac, son of Isaac (Mordecai, Samuel) and Sarah 
(Cummings) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Aug. 5, 1717, at 
Hingham, second precinct; died March 1, 1776, at Cohasset, Mass., 
where he had passed his whole life. He was a farmer and lived 
on South Main street, in a house which he built in 1740 a little 
north of his father's. He was one of the active and public 
spirited citizens of the second precinct of Hingham and, as he 
bore the brunt of the work for the separation of the precinct 
from Hingham, he is sometimes called ''the father of the town." 
He was for twenty years deacon of the Cohasset church and 
was often engaged in town affairs. He was constable in 1747, 
selectman in 1753, and after the separation, from 1770 to 1775. 
He was first moderator of the town of Cohasset in 1770 and 
again in 1774 and 1775; town clerk in 1771 and 1772; on the 
committee of inspection in 1774; and a member of the com- 
mittee of correspondence in 1775. In 1771 his real estate was 
assessed for taxation for £297:0:0. 

He married (1), Dec. 24, 1741, at Hingham, Ruth^, daughter 
of Lazarus^ (Lazarus^, Jeremiah'^, Joh'n}) and Ruth (Andrews) 
Beal of Hingham, born March 10, 1722, at Hingham, second 
precinct; died March 6, 1763, at Hingham. 

He married (2), Oct. 7, 1764, at Hingham, Mrs. Sarah^ (Ho- 
bart) Lincoln, daughter of Rev. Nehemiah^ {Davi(P, Peter^, 
Edmund^) and Lydia (Jacob) Hobart of Hingham, and widow of 
Francis Lincoln, ahhe. She was born July 2, 1727, at Hingham 
and died Oct. 11, 1815, at Cohasset. Mr. Lincoln and both 
his wives, and several of his children, are buried in Central 
burying ground, Cohasset, where his gravestone erroneously 
calls him at death "aged 52 years.'' (Hist of Hingham, vol. 
ii, p. 468; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 234, 495; History of Cohasset, 
passim; Cohasset Records.) 

April 1, 1776, Uriah Lincoln was admitted administrator on 
estate of Isaac Lincoln, late of Cohasset, deceased, intestate. 
The estate was appraised at £251:9:8 personal; £1164:10:2 real, 
June 1, 1776, but it was not until Apr. 14, 1795, that decree was 


issued to divide the estate among the heirs, viz., to widow her 
dower; to eldest son a double share; to rest of the children a single 
share; and the estate was divided among Sarah Lincoln, widow; 
Uriah Lincoln, eldest son; James Lincoln, Cummings Lincoln; 
Sarah, wife of Abraham Lincoln; Ruth, wife of James Jenkins; 
Abigail, wife of Noah Nichols; Mary, wife of Gideon Jenkins; 
and Chloe Lincoln. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vols. 
Ixxv, pp. 106, 152, 155, 221; xciii, pp. 612, 615.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

adcaa. Isaac, born Oct. 26, 1742; died Feb. 2, 1743-4. 

adcab. Cummings, born Nov. 27, 1744; died Nov. 22, 1765, unmarried. 

adcac. Uriah, born Sept. 27, 1746. 

adcad. James, born June 30, 1748; died Aug. 16, 1748. 

adcae. Sarah, born Sept. 17, 1749; married Abraham Lincoln, adff. 

adcaf. James,!, ^ a i7t;i o / died Apr. 16, 1752. 

adcag. Ruth, j ^^^^ ^^^- ^' ^^^^'^'> \ died Dec. 5,1803, at Scituate; married, 
Dec. 15, 1774, at Cohasset (Scituate Records), James^, son of James^ 
(Edward^, Thomas'^, Edward^) and Mary (Vinal) Jenkins of Scituate, 
born July 3, 1749, at Scituate; died Dec. 20, 1831, at Scituate. His 
ancestor Edward^ Jenkins, was one of the "Conihasset" partners in 1646, 
a freeman in 1647, and an early settler at Scituate. (Deane's Hist, of 
Scituate, p. 294; Scituate Records.) The will of James Jenkins of Scit- 
uate, yeoman, dated Sept. 20, 1831, probated March 6, 1832, names: 
daughters Polly, Ruth and Lucy; two sons Cummings and Isaac; and 
son-in-law Amos Bates. (Plymouth County Probate Records, vol. 
Ixxii, f. 74.) 

Children, born at Scituate: 
a. Polly, born Nov. 5, 1775; mar. Nehemiah Curtis. 
h. Ruth, born June 15, 1777; died June 16, 1779. 

c. James, born Sept. 16, 1779; died May 4, 1797. 

d. Cummings, born May 19, 1782; mar. (1) Rachel Cole; (2) Mrs. 
Betsy DiU. 

e. Isaac, born Oct. 19, 1784; Uving 1831. 

/. Ruth, born Feb. 14, 1788; mar. Amos Bates of Hanover, Mass. 

g. John, \, ,, , ^ itho / died Nov. 17, 1792. 

h. Lucy, / ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^' ^^^2; | ^-^^ ^^^ 26, 1792. 

i. Lucy, born June 11, 1794; mar. Nathaniel Damon of Marshfield, 
adcah. Abigail, bapt. Aug. 11, 1754; died Jan. 29, 1846, at Cohasset; mar- 
ried, Feb. 28, 1776, at Cohasset, Noah^, son of Noah^ {Nathaniel^, Israel^, 
Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Beal) Nichols of Hingham, abcf, born Jan. 28, 
1754, at Hingham, second precinct; died June 30, 1833, at Cohasset. 
He was a housewright and wheelwright, and lived on North Main street, 
Cohasset, near King street, in a house that had been his father's. He was 
a captain in Stevens' battalion of artillery, Dec. 16, 1776; and captain in 
the second Continental artillery in 1778, and continued in that service 
until Apr. 3, 1780, when he resigned. (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 304, 310; 
Cohasset Genealogies, p. 305.) 


Children, born at Cohasset ; 

a. Susannah, born Dec. 14, 1775. 

b. Elizabeth, born Apr. 11, 1778. 

c. Daniel-Burril, born Dec. 23, 1781; mar. Elizabeth Gowan. 

d. William, born Sept. 28, 1784. 

e. Isaac, born August, 1787; died July 26, 1790. 

/. Abigail, born Dec. 15, 1791; mar. Charles Locke of Lexington, 

g. Isaac-Lincoln, born Oct. 1, 1794; a soldier in War of 1812. 
h. Lazarus, born Sept. 15, 1797; died Apr. 13, 1823, unmarried, 
adcai. Lazarus, born Oct. 3, 1756. 

adcaj. Mercy, born Nov. 19, 1758; died Dec. 21, 1845, at Scituate; married, 
Dec. 9, 1776, at Cohasset, Gideon^, son of James^ (Edward^, Thomas^ 
Edward}) and Mary (Vinal) Jenkins of Scituate and brother of her sister 
Ruth's husband. He was born Sept. 21, 1753, at Scituate and died there 
May 27, 1830. (Scituate Records.) 
Children, born at Scituate: 

a. Peleg, born Jan. 10, 1779; mar. (1) Mary-Thomas Young; (2) 
Mrs. Polly (James) Cole. 

b. Luther, born Dec. 3, 1780; mar. (1) Leah Webb; (2) Mrs. Lucy 
(Vinal) Colher; (3) Mrs. Mercy-Little (Otis) Curtis. 

c. Nancy, born March 3, 1783; mar. Davis Jenkins. 

d. Gideon, born July 28, 1785. 

e. Mercy, born March 19, 1789; mar. Capt. Nehemiah Manson. 
/. JosiAH, born Dec. 1, 1791. 

g. Solon, born Dec. 1, 1793; mar. Hannah-Chandler Cole. 
h. Shadrach, born Jan. 14, 1796; died 1799. 
i. Clarissa, born Oct. 29, 1799; mar. Charles Cook. 
j. Chloe, born March 6, 1802; mar. Thomas Vinal. 
adcak. James, born Apr. 22, 1761. 

Children, by second wife, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

adcal. Chloe, born Aug. 17, 1765; married Jacob Lincoln, adfad. 

adcam. Cummings, born Oct. 16, 1768; died Apr. 10, 1857, at Cohasset, 
unmarried. He was a farmer. His gravestone in Central burying ground 
says he died Apr. 3, 1857. Massachusetts State Records say he died 
Apr. 2, 1857, aged 88 years, 5 months, 17 days, which corresponds with 
his birth. 

adcb. MoRDECAi, son of Isaac {Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Sarah (Cummings) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass,, born Feb. 9, 
1718-19, in the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset; 
died March 29, 1809, at Cohasset. He was buried in Central 
burying ground, and his gravestone says he died March 29, 1808, 
aged 91 years. He lived on South Main street, Cohasset, in a 
house which he built about 1745 and which was taken down in 
1826, when the WalKs house was built. He is called a ''farmer, " 
and in 1749 he was taxed on one half a house, one half acre of 


orchard, two acres of tillage, two of mowing, and sixteen of 
pasture; one horse, three cows and seven sheep. In 1771 his 
real estate was assessed at £92:8:0 so that his farming must 
have occupied but a portion of his time, and in 1781 he sold his 
pasture land at "the S. W. end of the lot of land whereon my 
Dwelling House stands" to Caleb Lincoln of Scituate, adfg. 
In this deed his wife is called ''Marget Lincoln." (Suffolk 
County Deeds, vol. clxi, f. 272.) 

He married, Nov. 27, 1746, at Scituate (Scituate Records), 
Margaret Caldwell or Calwell, of whose parentage nothing 
has been learned. She is called Mary Calwell in the intentions 
of marriage and Margarett Caldwell in the marriage record. 
The name is otherwise unknown in the records of Scituate and 
Hingham. She died March 19, 1801, at Cohasset, aged 72 years 
according to her gravestone in Central burying ground. This 
would make her born about 1728. The Church records, however, 
call her aged ''77 years." Margret, daughter of James and 
Abigail Colman, was born Oct. 30, 1728, at Scituate. There is 
no record of her death or marriage and it is barely possible that 
she is the Margaret Calwell who married Mordecai Lincoln. 
(Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 245, 275; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 235; 
Cohasset Records; Scituate Records.) 

Children, born at Hingham, second precinct: 

adcha. Peggy, born Feb. 5, 1747-8; died Jan. 2, 1794, at Cohasset; married, 
Nov. 13, 1774, at Cohasset, John^, son of John^ {John^, John^, John^, 
George^) Sutton of Scituate, born 1749, bapt. Aug. 20, 1758, at Scituate; 
died Nov. 3, 1826, at Cohasset, but their gravestones in Central burying 
ground say that she died Dec. 30, 1793, and that he died Nov. 2, 1826, 
aged 77 years. He was a "master-mariner" and lived on South Main 
street, corner of Beechwood street, Cohasset. He served as private in 
Capt. Job Cushing's Company from May to Aug. 1, 1775. In 1784 he 
was captain of the " Beckey," a schooner of fifty-four tons built at Scituate, 
but in 1795, though he was her owner, he no longer sailed her. He was a 
member of the school committee in 1784. He married (2), Nov. 8, 1795, 
at Cohasset, Mrs. Alice (Stephenson) Cole, daughter of Luther and 
Lucy (Beal) Stephenson of Cohasset and widow of Enoch Cole of Scitu- 
ate, by whom she had two children. She was bapt. Apr. 10, 1768, at 
Cohasset and died May 29, 1860, at Cohasset. As she had six children 
by Mr. Sutton, he had finally fourteen children in his family. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 422; Cohasset Records; Scituate Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Tamar-Lincoln, born June 19, 1776; mar. Joel Willcutt. 

b. John, born Jan. 10, 1778. 


c. Betty, born May 21, 1780; died September, 1805, at Boston. 

d. Andrew, born Apr. 4, 1782. 

e. Anna, born Dec. 19, 1784; mar. Charles Cunningham of Boston. 
/. Peggy, born Apr. 26, 1787. 

adcbh, Isaac, born Oct. 18, 1749; died Oct. 25, 1749. 
adcbc. Sarah, born Nov. 11, 1750; died Jan. 28, 1750-1. 
adchd. Nanne, born Nov. 16, 1751; died May 16, 1837, at Cohasset, un- 

adcbe. George, born Feb. 16, 1753; died May 4, 1753. 

adcbf. Sally, born May 19, 1754; died Nov. 20, 1833, at Cohasset; married 
(1), June 9, 1778, at Scituate, George^, son of Peter^ (Thomas^, George^, 
Thomas^, Joh'n}) and Mary (Orcutt) Humphrey of Hingham, second 
precinct, born Apr. 25, 1753, at Hingham; died before July 13, 1783, 
the date of baptism of his posthumous child. He was a private in Capt. 
Job Cushing's Company, which was in service from May to Aug. 1, 
1775. He was a mariner and lived at Cohasset. Boston, Aug. 4, 1784, 
Sally Humphries of Cohasset, widow, was appointed administratrix 
on the estate of George Humphreys, late of Cohasset, mariner, deceased 
intestate. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. Ixxxiii, p. 812.) She 
married (2), Sept. 13, 1789, at Cohasset, Peter Humphrey, brother of 
her first husband, born Oct. 6, 1759, at Hingham; died Nov. 4, 1793, 
at Cohasset. His first wife was Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mercy 
(Beal) Bates, whom he married Apr. 3, 1787. George and Peter Hum- 
phrey are supposed to be descended from Thomas Humphrey of Pema- 
quid, who was probably son of John and Susan Humphrey who came 
from England in 1634. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 360-63; Hist, of 
Cohasset, p. 287; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 195-6; Cohasset Records; 
Scituate Records.) 

Children by first husband, born at Cohasset: 

a. George Humphrey, bapt. Sept. 24, 1780. 

5. Harriet Humphrey, bapt. July 13, 1783, posthumous; died 
Children by second husband, born at Cohasset : 

c. Peter Humphrey, \ , . , , o x o i -rr^o 

d. Harry Humphrey, / *™«' ^apt. Sept. 8, 1793. 

e. Harriot Humphrey, bapt. Sept. 15, 1793. 
adchg. Susanna, born Apr. 25, 1755; died Aug. 28, 1755. 

adchh. Susanna, born Apr. 28, 1756; died Jan. 18, 1842, at Cohasset; mar- 
ried, Jan. 20, 1778, at Scituate, Ezekiel WalHs or Wallace of Cohasset 
of whose birth and parentage nothing has been learned. He died about 
1784; was a mariner and lived in the house of his wife's father at Co- 
hasset. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 462.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. MoRDECAi-LiNCOLN, bapt. Aug. 8, 1779; mar. (1) Elldn Bates, 
abhed b; (2) Maria Bates, abbed e. 

b. Charlotte, bapt. Oct. 20, 1782; mar. Josiah White. 

c. Ezekiel, posthumous, bapt. July 4, 1784; mar. Henrietta, 
Lincoln, adcac h. 

adcbi. George, born July 25, 1757; died Aug. 7, 1757. 
adcbj. Tamar, born Apr. 2, 1759. She probably died unmarried. 
adcbk. MoRDECAi, born Aug. 5, 1760; died 1783, probably at sea. November 
13, 1783, Mordecai Lincoln of Cohasset, yeoman, was appointed ad- 


ministrator on the estate of his son Mordecai Lincoln, Jun*", late of 

Cohasset, mariner, deceased intestate. (Suffolk County Probate Records, 

vol. Ixxxii, p. 831.) 

adcbl. Mary, born Apr. 25, 1762; died Apr. 4, 1852, at Cohasset, unmarried. 

adcbm. Lucena, born May 25, 1763; married, Feb. 1, 1781, at Scituate, 

Francis', son of Josiah^ {Josiah*, Nicholas^, Josiah}, Lawrence^) and 

Abigail (Studley) Litchfield of Scituate, born Sept. 25, 1760, at Scituate; 

died there Feb. 27, 1842, aged 81 years. He was a private in the second 

Plymouth county regiment, his term expiring Jan. 10, 1778; also in 

Capt. Joseph Cliffs Company in the Rhode Island campaign, which 

marched July 29, 1778, and was discharged Sept. 13, 1778; also in Capt. 

William Barker's Company in March, 1781, on service in Rhode Island. 

(Scituate Records; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. ix, p. 210; Early 

Mass. Marriages, vol. ii, p. 176; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 257; Mass. 

Soldiers & Sailors in the War of the Rev., vol. ix, p. 861.) 

Children, born at Scituate: 

a. George, born July 10, 1780; mar. (1) Polly Damon; (2) Lucy 

h. Lewis, born Aug. 16, 1782; mar. (1) Lucy Studley; (2) Mrs. 
Susan Wall; (3) Mrs. Betsey Stetson. 

c. Francis, born July, 1789; mar. (1) Eunice Litchfield; (2) So- 
phia Patten; (3) Mrs. Ruth (Snow) Pratt. 

d. Lucy-Lincoln, born 1793; mar. Perez French. 

e. Mary, born Oct. 27, 1795. 

/. Billings, born Sept. 27, 1798; mar. (1) Mary Simmons; (2) 

Thankful Simmons. 
g. Harriet, born Dec. 5, 1800; mar. Samuel-Oakman Ruggles. 
h. Betsey, born May 17, 1805; mar. Freeman Simmons. 
i. Ann, born Dec. 23, 1808; died July 5, 1844, unmarried. 

adfa. Obadiah, son of Jacob {Mordecai, Samuel) and Mary 
(Holbrook) Lincoln of Scituate, Mass., born June 29, or 30, 
1731, at Scituate; bapt. Oct. 28, 1733, at Hingham, second 
precinct, now Cohasset; died Apr. 15, 1802, at Cohasset (Family 
Bible with Mrs. William Lincoln, adfae ad, but Cohasset Church 
records say April 18). After his marriage he lived for a while 
in Scituate, but later in Cohasset, in a house which he built on 
South Main street, south of Beechwood street, which was taken 
down about 1900. Family tradition says that he was one of a 
company sent to the relief of Fort William Henry in 1757, but 
as at that time he was living in Scituate and had been married 
but two years, it seems more probable that the Obadiah Lincoln, 
who was sergeant in Capt. Ebenezer Beal's Company which 
marched to the relief of Fort William Henry, was his cousin 
Obadiah, ahhg, who was unmarried and to whom this service is 
credited in '' Cohasset Genealogies," p. 232. (See Hist, of Cohas- 


set, p. 278.) The same authority credits this cousin Obadiah, 
abhg, with being a member of the committee of correspondence 
in 1775, but as he died in 1762 this honor undoubtedly belongs 
to the subject of this sketch. 

Both the ''History of Hingham" and ''Cohasset Genealogies" 
give him a wife Elizabeth, the former stating that she was his 
first wife and that he ''may have had a second wife, Jael," and 
the latter calling Elizabeth his second wife and the mother of 
all his children save the oldest, Galen. Scituate records, however, 
clearly state that the second child, Elizabeth, was daughter of 
Jael; and as the will of Mrs. Isaac Lincoln, adc, dated July 17, 
1770, gives a legacy to "Jael Lincoln wife of Obadiah Lincoln," 
and as Jael, according to the family Bible did not die until 1814, 
there seems to be no room for a wife Elizabeth and probably 
there never was one. "History of Hingham" also gives Obadiah 
a daughter Huldah, born Jan. 20, 1767, but this was his daughter- 
in-law Huldah, wife of his son Amos, who was born on that date. 

He married, Aug. 19, 1755, at Scituate (Scituate Records), 
JaeP, daughter of Thomas^ (Thomas'^, Richard^) and Ruth (Wade) 
Curtis of Scituate, born June 29, 1732, at Scituate {Ibid.; Family 
Bible says Feb. 5); died Oct. 18, 1814, at Cohasset. (Family 
Bible.) Her ancestor, Richard^ Curtis, who was one of four 
brothers who came early to New England, was a proprietor of 
lands at Marblehead, Mass., in 1648, and in the same year pur- 
chased lands at Scituate. Jael's mother was sister of Mrs. Isaac 
Lincoln, adc. (Deane's Hist, of Scituate, p. 251; Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 235; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 468; Scituate 
Records; Cohasset Records.) 

Children, born: a, h at Scituate; c-g at Cohasset: 

adfaa. Galen, born Feb. 5, 1756. 

adfah. Elizabeth, born July 5, 1758; married Jerome Lincoln, abbea. 

adfac. Maky, born Apr. 2, 1760; married Zenas Lincoln, abbec. 

adfad. Jacob, born Oct. 9, 1761. 

adfae. Amos, born Oct. 13, 1763. Jacob and Amos, the only children whose 
births are recorded in Cohasset, are called sons of Obadiah and Eliza- 
beth. Most authorities, including the Family Bible, say Amos was born 
Oct. 11, 1763. 

adfaf. Ruth, born Oct. 11, 1765; died Aug. 19, 1851, at Harvard, Mass.; 
married, June 12, 1789, at Scituate (N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. 
Ix, p. 338), Benjamin^, son of EzekieP {Joh'n}) and Betty (Lincoln) 
Hayden of Scituate, born Aug. 7, 1765, at Scituate; died Feb. 8, 1851, 
at Harvard. He was in early life a mariner and lived at Scituate until 


about 1800, when he removed to Sterling, Mass., where he purchased, 
March 22, 1800, of his brother-in-law, Jacob Lincoln, adfad, a farm of 
about thirty acres lying partly in Sterling and partly in Leominster, 
which he increased in 1803 by a purchase of twenty acres from Andrew 
Putnam. Here he lived until 1815 when he removed to Harvard where 
he passed the rest of his life, on a farm of forty-five acres which he bought, 
Nov. 22, 1815, of Josiah Haskell, selling his farm in Sterling, Dec. 4, 
1815, to William Morris of Sterling. (Worcester County Deeds, vols, 
cxcvi, pp. 611-13; ccii, p. 311.) Mr. Hayden was descended through his 
mother from Thomas Lincoln "the husbandman," of Hingham. His 
will, dated Aug. 5, 1850, probated March 4, 1851, names: wife Ruth; 
daughter Fanny; and friend Augustus Safford to whom he left "in 
consideration of his faithful services and the love I have for him" one 
half of his real and personal estate. (Worcester County Probate Files.) 
Children, born at Scituate : 

a. Fanny, born 1790; died Sept. 19, 1860, unmarried. 

b. James, born Dec. 4, 1795; died young, probably. 

adfag. Lydia, born Feb. 8, 1768; died June 5, 1840, at Lancaster, Mass.; 
married, date and place unknown, Martin^, son of Solon^ (John^) and 
Susanna (Beal) Stephenson of Hingham, second precinct, born 1766, 
at Belfast, Me. ; died March 20, 1839, at Lancaster. See abbac. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 402; Lancaster Records; Gravestones.) The will of 
Martin Stephenson of Lancaster, dated Jan. 23, 1832, probated May 
22, 1839, names: Wife Lydia Stephenson to whom he gives all his prop- 
erty, including "the farm of 40 acres where I now live"; children: Betsy 
the wife of John Burpee; Galen-Lincoln Stephenson; Lucy Stephenson; 
John-Martin Stephenson; and the children of "my daughter Polly 
Safford, deceased." Appraisal: real estate SIOOO, personal estate 
$358.59. (Worcester County Probate Files.) 

Children, born: a-d at Cohasset; e-g at Lancaster: 

a. Polly, born 1795; mar. George Safford. She was bapt. with 
her sisters, Betsy and Lydia, Jan. 16, 1802. 

b. Betsy, bapt. Jan. 16, 1802; mar. John Burpee of Sterling. 

c. Lydia, born 1799; died Aug. 5, 1827, aged 28 years, unmarried. 

d. Galen-Lincoln, bapt. Oct. 23, 1803; mar. Sarah Baldwin. 

e. Thomas-Curtis, bapt. June 8, 1806; died Sept. 23, 1808. 
/. John-Martin, bapt. June 4, 1809. 

g. LucY-RuGG, bapt. June 3, 1810; living 1832, unmarried, 
adfah. Obadiah, born Sept. 4, 1769. 

adfb. Jacob, son of Jacob {Mordecai, Samuel) and Mary 
(Holbrook) Lincoln of Scituate, Mass., born Feb. 17, 1733, at 
Scituate, bapt. Oct. 28, 1733, at Hingham; died 1764, at Somers- 
worth, New Hampshire, whither he had removed about 1760. 
It is difficult to learn the facts about his life, all the records being 
meagre and unsatisfactory, but from those we have it is evident 
that he was twice married; that his first wife died soon after 
marriage; that he had a daughter Mary, probably by his first 


wife; that he was a mariner; that he removed to Somersworth; 
and that he died there about 1764. The following are extracts 
from such records as have been found : 

''Jan. 7, 1760, Joshua Roberts of Berwick in ye county of 
York, yeoman, for and in consideration of ye sum of sixty-six 
pounds thirteen shillings and four pence L money . . . paid 
... by Jacob Lincoln Junr of Somersworth in ye Prov^ of 
New Hampshi^ mariner . . . have . . . sold . . . unto ye 
sd Jacob . . . about eleven acres and a half lying and being in 
Somersworth aforesd" etc. A warranty deed signed by Joshua 
Roberts and Ruth Roberts his wife. (New Hampshire Province 
Deeds, vol. Iviii, f. 462-3.) 

''At a court of probate held at Portsmouth on the 27th Day of 
July 1764 administration of the estate of Jacob Linton [sic] late 
of Somersworth in said Province mariner deceased was granted 
ta Samuel Lord the 3rd who gave bond," etc. (New Hampshire 
Probate Records, vol. xxiii, f. 277.) 

A warrant was issued in common form to Moses Carr and 
Moses Stevens to take an inventory of the estate of Jacob 
Linton [sic] deceased who made return as follows: "a true 
inventory of the Real Estate of Jacob Linton Late of Somers- 
worth Mariner Deceased as shown us the subscribers, by Samuel 
Lord the 3d admnr of said Estate the 20th Day of October 1764 — 

''To Eleven & half of Land Including the Buildings on the 
same at £130 pr acre 1495-0-0 old tenor 

''Moses Carr 1 . . „ 

"Moses Stevens / Appraisers 

(Ihid., fol. 424.) 

"An additional Inventory of the Estate of Jacob Lincoln late 
of Somersworth mariner deceased, given in by Mr Saml Lord 
Tertius Administrator of said Estate this 26th Day of April 1768 
To a Case of Draws 30/ £ 1 10 

To two Beds, Underbeds, Bedsteads, Cords & Beding 12 
To 1 Blanket 5/4 Chests 12/ 3 Tables 10/ a Chest 

Draws 12/ 1 19 

To 6 Pewter Dishes 10/ 13 Pewter Plates 11/8 Chairs 

10/ 1 11 

To 2 Pewter Basons 2 Porringers 6 Spones 5/ one Iron 

Pot 4/6 9 6 



To 1 Iron Kettle 2/ two Hoes Pan Ax 3/ to a Cow 70/ 3 15 
To 1 /2 Ton Hay 20/ to his wearing Apparel viz a Broad 
Cloth Coat 60/ a serge Jacket 6/ a pr Breeches 10/ 
to an old Coat & Jacket & Chints Do 13/2 pr old 
Breeches 3 / and old Beaver hat 8 / 6 

To a Wigg 15/ a Quadrin 12/ his library 12/ 1 19 

To one pr Handirons 8 / a TeaKettle 6 / 2 fire Shovels 6 / 10 
To two pr Tongs 5/ to 5 Earthern Plates 1/ to a 

Gridiron /8 6 8 

To a Trammel 3 /6 to an old frying pan 1 / to pr Bel- 
lows /3 4 9 
To a Box Iron & Heater 6 / a small Glass 1/6 2 Wheels 

1/ 8 6 

To a Meal Trough 2/ a Lignum Vitae Mortar 1/6 

Wooden Platter /3 3 9 

31 7 2 

''Moses Carr 1 . • „ 


Moses Stevens ^ 

(Ibid., vol. XXV, fol. 177.) 
''Province of New Hampshir. Pursuant to a warrant from 
the Honorable the Judge of Probate of Wills and for the Province 
of New Hampshire appointing us the subscribers a committee 
to set off to Mr Silas Nowell and Rachel his wife her dower in 
the real estate of Jacob Lincoln late of Somersworth Mariner 
deceased late Husband of sd Rachel we have accordingly set off 
to the sd Silas & Rachel three acres of land with the buildings 
on the same . . . which we judge to be a full third part of said 
real estate. Somersworth June 29, 1768. 

"Moses Carr 1 

"Moses Stevens [ Committee" 

"Ichabod Rollin- J 

{Ibid., f. 209.) 
The following from the probate records of Plymouth county, 
Mass., has evidently confused the children of Jacob, Sr., and 
Jacob, Jr.: 

''Mary Lincoln, under fourteen years, Thomas Lincoln over 
fourteen years and Lydia Lincoln above fourteen years, all of 
Scituate and children of Jacob Lincoln of Scituate and of Sumer- 


worth, N. H., deceased'* were placed under guardianship of 
^Hheir brother, Obadiah Lincoln of Hingham to take inheritance 
in right of their aforesaid father, deceased, of their grandfather 
Samuel Holbrooke deceased." Dated December 18, 1764. 
(Vol. xviii, f. 209-11.) As Mary, daughter of Jacob, Sr., was 
born in 1738, was married in 1759 and did not die until 1834, 
she Qannot be the Mary referred to in the foregoing, who was 
under fourteen years in 1764. Undoubtedly the Mary who was 
put under guardianship was the daughter of Jacob, Jr., and the 
papers relating to the guardianship were carelessly drawn. 

He married (1), Jan. 24, 1758, at Hingham (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 264), Abigail Curtis, of whom nothing has been learned. 
She was, perhaps, daughter of John and Abigail (Waters) Curtis 
of Scituate, whose marriage at Hingham, Sept. 23, 1728, is 
recorded at Scituate. 

Of his second wife, Rachel, nothing is known save that she 
married (2) Silas Nowel who died Apr. 14, 1776, at Somersworth 
but is called then of Berwick, Me. (N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, 
vol. Ixxiv, p. 191.) 

Child, by first wife: 

adfba. Mary, probably born in 1759 as she was over fourteen years of age 
in 1774 according to the following: "Province of New Hampshire Straf- 
ford ss. At a Court of Probate holden at Dover within & for the said 
county of Strafford on the 14th day of Decern^ 1774 before the Hon^ie 
Henry Rust Esq Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the said county 
Joseph Prime of Berwick in the County of York Gentleman was elected 
and allowed to be Guardian unto Mary Lincoln a minor upwards o 
fourteen years of age who gave bond for the faithful discharge of that 
trust according to law 

"Attest John Wentworth Jun Reg E" 
(Strafford County Probate Records, vol. i, f. 85.) 

She is named in her grandfather Jacob's will dated Sept. 15, 1779, 
but is not named in her uncle Caleb Lincoln's will dated Sept. 3, 1827, 
though five of her children are. It is probable that she died before that 
date. She married, March 19, 1780, at Scituate, Abner-Hersey^, son of 
Isaac^ {Nicholas^, Josiah"^, Lawrence^) and Hannah (Hersey) Litchfield 
of Scituate, born 1758, at Scituate, bapt. Apr. 22, 1759, at Scituate; died 
Aug. 6, 1821, at Scituate, aged 64 years. He was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tion; was captured and taken to HaUfax, but escaped. He hved at 
Scituate. (Scituate Records; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. ix, pp. 
185, 209; Early Massachusetts Marriages, vol. ii, p. 176; Records of 
Mr. WUford J. Litchfield, Boston.) 

Children, born at Scituate: 
a. Jacob, born Dec. 21, 1780; mar. Anna Stoddard. 
6. Celia, born June 19, 1783; mar. Amiel Studley of Scituate. 



Rachel, born Dec. 6, 1785; died Jan. 2, 1864, unmarried. 

Hersey, born Oct. 6, 1788; mar. (1) Eunice Witherell; 

Hannah-Hersey Litchfield. 

Samuel, born May 29, 1791; mar. Roxanna Shattuck. 

Abner, born Sept. 24, 1793; mar. Sarah-Kilby Litchfield. 






mar. Perez Litchfield, 
mar. (1) Eliza Litchfield; 
(2) Martha (Brown) Litch- 

mar. (1) Isabella Merritt; 
(2) Adehne Hatch. 

adff. Abkaham, son of Jacob (Mordecai, Samuel) and Mary 
(Holbrook) Lincoln of Scituate, Mass., born Dec. 1, 1740, at 
Scituate; died Sept. 29, 1823, at Cohasset, Mass. He served as 
private in Capt. Obadiah BeaPs Company which marched to the 
siege of Boston, March 4, 1776. He Hved at Cohasset, on Beech- 
wood street, in a house which he built, probably in 1770. He 
was a farmer, and in 1771 his real estate was assessed for £89:2:0. 
(Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 275, 293.) 

He married, Aug. 19, 1770, at Cohasset, Sarah^, daughter of 
Isaac^ {Isaa&, Mordecai^, Samuel^) and Ruth (Beal) Lincoln of 
Hingham, adcae, born Sept. 17, 1749, at Hingham, second 
precinct; died Sept. 4, 1818, at Cohasset. Abraham Lincoln 
and his wife are buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset. 
(Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 235-6; Cohasset Records; Scituate 
Records; Gravestones; births of the children are from the family 
records of George-Henry Lincoln, adffe ch.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

adffa. Abigail, born Oct. 28, 1770 (?1771), bapt. May 29, 1774; died July 
15, 1836, at Springfield, Vt.; married. May 31, 1789, at Cohasset, Phineas^, 
son of Joshua^ {Joshua*, Joshua^, Joseph^, Clement^) and Grace (Lincoln) 
Bates of Cohasset, aafaj, born May 23, 1766, at Hingham, second pre- 
cinct; died Nov. 1, 1843, at Springfield, Vt. They lived at first at Beech- 
woods, Cohasset, but removed in 1790 to Springfield, making the journey 
on a sled drawn by a yoke of oxen and one horse. They were two weeks 
making the journey, which a deep snow, badly drifted, made very tedious. 
Mr. Bates was chosen deacon of the Congregational church at Spring- 
field in April, 1811, and held the office until his death. (Cohasset Genealo- 
gies, p. 39; Hist, of Springfield, Vt., pp. 218-221; Little Genealogy, p. 
283; Family Records.) 

Children, born: a at Cohasset; b-l at Springfield: 

a. Anna, born Dec. 17, 1789; mar. Allen Bates. 

b. Davis, born Sept. 5, 1792; mar. Rachel Tower. 

c. Sally, born Dec. 16, 1794; mar. Stoddard Tower. 

d. Lincoln, born Feb. 24, 1797; mar. Margaret Mackay. 


e. Abigail, born July 4, 1799; mar. Jacob Ellis. 

/. Sybil, born May 10, 1802; mar. Ormus-Mandel Whipple. 

g. Phineas, born Jan. 29, 1805; mar. Nancy Sherwin. 

h. Gracia, bom May 10, 1808; mar. John Chipman. 

i. Theophilus, born Feb. 14, 1810; died Jan. 9, 1892. 

j. Esther, born Sept. 24, 1812; mar. Stoddard Tower, widower. 

k. Nancy, born Feb. 28, 1815; mar. Rev. George-Henry Atkinson. 

I. Lydia C., born Aug. 16, 1818; mar. Rev. Lewis Grout. 
adfjh. Hannah, born Oct. 17, 1772, bapt. May 29, 1774; died Sept. 5, 1816, 
at Scituate; married, May 10, 1794, at Cohasset (published same date 
at Scituate), Nehemiah, son of John and Miriam (Curtis) Manson of 
Scituate, born 1760, at Scituate; died Nov. 13, 1832, at Scituate, aged 
72 years. He is said to have been a captain in the Revolution, but it 
is a question whether his title of "captain" is not wholly due to his com- 
mand of the Scituate schooner "Hannah" some time after the war. 
The "History of Cohasset" calls him "Captain Nehemiah Manson of 
Cohasset" though he seems always to have lived at Scituate. He mar- 
ried (2), Dec. 4, 1817, at Scituate, Mercy, daughter of Gideon and Mercy 
(Lincoln) Jenkins of Scituate, adcaj e, born March 19, 1789, at Scituate; 
by whom he had five children. (Scituate Records; Hist, of Cohasset, 
p. 313.) 

Children, born at Scituate: 

a. John, born July 9, 1794; bapt. Feb. 1, died Feb. 2, 1802. 

h. Thomas-Lincoln, born Nov. 19, 1796; mar. Mary Turner. 

c. Ruth, born Feb. 7, 1799; bapt. June 9, died June 13, 1801. 

d. Ruth, born Jan. 30, 1803; mar. Martin Lincoln, ahhea m. 

e. John, born July 9, 1805; mar. Ann-Stephen EUms. 

/. Nehemiah, born March 30, 1808; mar. EHzabeth-Tilestone (Jen- 
kins) Jenkins. 
g. George, born Sept. 8, 1810; mar. Sarah-Wales James. 
h. Joel-Lincoln, born Apr. 18, 1813; mar. Mary Jenkins. 
The sons were all deep sea captains. 

adffc. Thomas, born Sept. 1, bapt. Sept. 11, 1774; died June 21, 1799, at 
Cohasset, unmarried, (Family Records.) 

adffd. Ruth, born Dec. 24, 1776, bapt. May 18, 1777; died July 9, 1864, 
at Springfield, Vt.; married, Nov. 26, 1801 (Thanksgiving Day), at Co- 
hasset or perhaps, Boston, Shubael^, son of Joseph^ {Israel*, Israel^, 
Robert^, John^) and Hannah (Nichols) Whitcomb of Cohasset, born 
Feb. 27, 1771, at Cohasset; died March 30, 1848, at Springfield. At the 
age of fourteen he went to Boston, where he worked for seven years at 
the carpenter's trade; he then removed to Thomaston, Me., where for 
three years he was employed on General Knox's mansion, Montpelier. 
He then returned to Boston, was married and built a brick house on 
Lyman Place near the old Leverett jail. He removed in 1812 to Spring- 
field, Vt., where he bought a farm which is still in the family (1902). 
After his marriage he lived at Watertown, Mass., until 1806. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 470; Whitcomb Family, pp. 56-70; Hist, of Springfield, Vt.) 

Children, born: a at Watertown; b, c at Boston; d-h at Springfield: 

a. Hannah, born May 2, 1806; mar. Jeremiah Ellis.* 

b. Lincoln, born Jan. 4, 1808; mar. Emmeline (Balch) Heath.* 

*George-Henry Lincoln's records and "Hist, of Springfield" say Hannah was born May 28, 
1806, and Lincoln June 4, 1808. 


c. Henry-Knox, born Apr. 8, 1810; mar. Lucy-Maria Snell. 

d. Jairus-Lincoln, bom Aug. 19, 1812; mar. Phebe Davis. 

e. Sarah, born May 11, 1814; mar. John H. Spencer. 

/. Joseph,!, . „_ -oi/? / "^^r. Susan A. (Haskell) Bowen. 

h. Ellen-Maria, bom March 12, 1820; mar. John H. Spencer 

adffe. Caleb, bora Jan. 22, 1779, bapt. Jan. 31, 1779. 

adfff. Samuel, born June 21, bapt. June 24, 1781; died 1811, unmarried. 

adffg. Mordecai, bom Sept. 10, 1783, bapt. Nov. 9, 1783. 

adffh. Joel, bom Oct. 16, 1785, bapt. June 11, 1786; died Dec. 14, 1805. 

adffi. Abraham, born Jan. 12, bapt. June 15, 1788. 

adffj. Eleazer, bom Aug. 2, 1791, bapt. Aug. 2, 1792; died June 15, 1808. 

adffk. Jairus, bom March 4, bapt. July 6, 1794; lost at sea, June, 1811. 


aabaa. Zadock, son of Samuel (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and. Mary (Bates) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Dec. 18, 
1744, at Hingham (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 464); died June 
13, 1813, at Bath, Me. (Gravestone.) He removed to Maine 
and settled at Georgetown, purchasing there, May 10, 1770, 
of John Partridge a tract of two hundred acres in that part 
which is now Bath. (Lincoln County Deeds, vol. vii, f. 207.) 
He is described as ''mariner" and "merchant" but must have 
been also a farmer if he cultivated his land, as he presumably 
did. He left no will, and Ebenezer Clap of Bath was appointed 
administrator on his estate, Aug. 10, 1814. (Lincoln County 
Probate Records, vols, xvi, pp. 211-2; xvii, p. 290.) On the 
same date his estate was appraised at $895.79 personal and $3000 
real, there being then but 170 acres of land. January 9, 1816, 
on petition of David Drummond and Jane Drummond in her 
right as an heir, the several heirs at law of Zadock Lincoln were 
notified to appear and show cause why the real estate should 
not be divided. This notice was read to Susan Lincoln, daughter 
of said Zadock; to Mrs. Mary Mary [sic; Mrs. Mary Low evi- 
dently intended] another daughter; and to Mrs. Mary Lincoln, 
widow of said Zadock, Jan. 23, 1816; Frances Lincoln, daughter 
of said Zadock was notified March 6, 1816; and as William Lincoln, 
one of the heirs, was out of the Commonwealth, Ebenezer Clap 
was appointed to represent him Jan. 9, 1816. A division was 
made Apr. 19, 1816, giving to his widow Mary Lincoln one third 
part of the land, excepting from the lot so conveyed "the lot 
conveyed by said Zadock to his daughter Jane Drummond," 
certain rights in the house and one third of a pew in the South 
meeting house in Bath. The rest of the estate was divided 
between William Lincoln, Mary Low, Francis [sic] Lincoln, 
Susan Lincoln and Jane Drummond. There is a plan of the farm 
in the records which shows it to have extended from the river 
across Washington and High streets and to have been bounded 
on the east by Marshall street, the house being on the western 


side of the farm. A memorandum states that this farm was 
conveyed by James Gilson of Boston to John Sullivan of George- 
town, July 4, 1749, and contained then two hundred acres. 

Nothing has been learned of the birth and parentage of his 
wife, nor has any record been found as yet of the birth and death 
of his children Susan and William. Susan sold a part of her in- 
herited land Dec. 31, 1821, to Ezekiel Drummond of Georgetown, 
but a search of the Lincoln county and Sagadahoc county 
records reveals no disposition of William's inheritance, nor of 
the remainder of Susan's. William, who was out of the State 
in 1816, was presumably a sailor and, perhaps, never returned to 
Bath. No living descendant of Zadock has yet been found from 
whom information may be obtained. 

Zadock and his wife and his daughter Mary are buried in 
Maplegrove cemetery, Bath ; one large slate stone being inscribed 
as follows : 

"In memory of J Capt. Zadock Lincoln J who died J June 
13, 1813 t aet 68 J also his widow Mrs. Mary Lincoln | who 
died Nov. 20, 1829 t aet 86." Bath records say she died Nov. 
24, 1829, aged 85. Next to this stone is one bearing the following 
inscription: "Mrs. J Mary Low t died May 21, 1850 t ae 81 
t widow of Capt. Jacob Low | a revolutionary officer." 

Children, born at Bath: 

aabaa a. Mary, born September, 1768; died May 21, 1850, at Bath; married 
Jacob Low of Bath. He is called on his wife's gravestone a * ' revolutionary 
officer." A deed dated Aug. 7, 1798, calls him "trader" and "deputy 
sheriff" of Bath. December 7, 1818, Mary Low, "widow," sold the land 
she inherited from her father. She is then called of Bath. No children 
are recorded at Bath. (Lincoln County Deeds, vol. civ, f . 64.) 

aabaa b. Frances, born 1770; died July 25, 1834, at Bath. (Bath Records; 
Cemetery Records say she died July 20, and her gravestone says she was 
aged 64 years.) The will of Frances Lincoln of Bath, "singlewoman," 
dated Apr. 10, 1834, gives her property to her sister Susan Gardner and 
to Gilbert Infant of Bath, in trust for Samuel Lincoln of Bath. The will 
was proved Feb. 18, 1835, andGeorge Gardner of Hallowell was appointed 
administrator with will annexed and, either then or later, was made 
trustee in place of Gilbert Infant. February 19, 1840, a petition of Robert 
Babb, as one of the kindred of Samuel Lincoln, recites that George 
Gardiner was appointed trustee of the estate of said Samuel of Bath 
"decreed to him by will of his late mother Frances Lincoln deceased," 
that said trustee has died and asks for another appointment; Charles 
Crocker was thereupon appointed. (Lincoln County Probate Records, 
vols, xxxiv, f. 216; xl, f. 463; xlviii, f. 551.) From this it would appear 


that Samuel was an illegitimate son of Frances. He married, March 26, 
1839, at Bath, Miss Ann Babb of Bath, perhaps sister of the aforenamed 
Robert, and had a child born March, 1840, who died Sept. 20, 1841, "aged 
one year six months." (Bath Records.) No further records have been 
found of either Samuel or his wife. 

aabaa c. Susan, married, Aug. 26,il829, at Bath (Bath Records), Capt. George 
Gardiner of Hallowell, Me., born March 19, 1766, in Great Britain; 
died May 11, 1839, at Hallowell. (Hallowell Records.) He is called 
** master-mariner" in a deed of Apr. 29, 1833. July 1, 1835, he and 
Susanna, his wife, of Hallowell, conveyed the land in Bath set off to 
said Susanna as her share of the real estate of her late father, Zadock 
Lincoln. (Sagadahoc County Deeds, vols, vii, f. 328; x, f. 490.) Accord- 
ing to Hallowell records he married (1) Martha, daughter of William 
and Mary Baxter of Hailburn, county Cheshire, England, by whom he 
had four children: Mark, born Feb. 10, 1789; Mary, born June 24, 
1792; Luke, born Oct. 15, 1793; and Ehza, born Sept. 9, 1795. George 
and Susan (Lincoln) Gardiner had no children. 

aahaa d. Jane, born Nov. 27, 1786; died June 11, 1829, at Bath (Grave- 
stone); married, Dec. 17, 1807, at Bath (Bath Records), David Drum- 
mond of Bath, born June 5, 1778, at Georgetown; died March 7, 1829, 
at Bath. (Cemetery Records and Gravestone; the latter erroneously 
gives his age as 41 years.) They are buried in Maplegrove cemetery. 
Children, born at Bath: 

a. Hannah-Jane, born Nov. 12, 1808. 

h. Mary-Lincoln, born Jan. 15, 1811; died Sept. 23, 1847, un- 

c. William-Butler, born Jan. 5, 1813. 

d. Charles-Elwell, born March 13, 1815. 

e. Julia-Ann, born Oct. 7, 1817. 

/. James, born Feb. 2, 1820; mar. Rebecca M. 

g. EzEKiEL, born Aug. 17, 1822; mar. Susan W. 

h. Frances-Harriet, born May 3, 1825. 

i. Emma-Ann-Elizabeth, born Feb. 10, 1828. 
aahaa e. William. Nothing has been learned of him save that he was out 
of the commonwealth in 1816, but was then living, and was also living 
Aug. 16, 1825, when a final distribution of his father's property was 
made to his mother and his sisters. (Lincoln County Probate Records, 
vol. xxvi, f. 253.) 

aabad. Seth, son of Samuel (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) and 
Mary (Bates) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Apr. 27, 1751, 
at Hingham; died March 6, 1839, at Hingham. He was sergeant 
in Capt. Thomas Hersey's Company at the siege of Boston in 
March, 1776; a private under Lieut. Heman Lincoln at Hull 
on June 23, 1776; and a private under Capt. Peter Cushing at 
Nantasket in February, 1778. He was a tanner by trade and 
lived at Hingham on North street, near Hobart's bridge. He was 
constable in 1787. 


He married (1), Oct. 6, 1774, at Hingham, Mary^ daughter 
of Elijah'* (NathanieP, John^, John}) and Deborah (Leavitt) 
Fearing of Hingham, born Feb. 7, 1749-50, at Hingham; died 
Apr. 23, 1815, at Hingham. 

He married (2), Dec. 21, 1818, at Hingham, Mrs. Chloe^ 
(Whiton) Fearing, daughter of Jacob'* {Isaac? j Matthew^, James^) 
and EKzabeth (Marble) Whiton of Hingham, and widow of 
Elijah Fearing. She was born, 1768, at Hingham and died there 
June 2, 1827, aged 59 years. Her first husband, whom she 
married Nov. 9, 1788, at Hingham, was brother of Seth Lincoln's 
first wife. He was born Oct. 26, 1763, at Hingham and died 
there, June 27, 1812, without issue. Mr. Lincoln had no children 
by his second wife. (Hist, of Hingham, vols, i, part i, pp. 293, 
298, 315; ii, pp. 219, 469; iii, p. 295.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Hingham : 

aahad a. Abel, born Apr. 10, 1775; died May 10, 1777. 

aabad h. Abel, born Oct. 18, 1777; died Oct. 10, 1824, at New Orleans, 
La., probably unmarried. 

aahad c. Mary, born May 3, 1780; died Oct. 10, 1867, at Hingham; married, 
Jan. 24, 1808, at Hingham, Caleb^, son of Caleb^ {Samuel^, Peter*, Samuel^, 
Edmund^, Edmund^) and Lydia (Marsh) Hobart of Hingham, born May 
2, 1783, at Hingham; died July 16, 1865, at Hingham. He was a furni- 
ture manufacturer; lived on South street, Hingham, and was deacon 
of the First Parish, succeeding his father in that office. (Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. ii, p. 346-7.) 

Children, born at Hingham : 

a. Lydia-Marsh, born Apr. 19, 1809; died Nov. 20, 1831, un- 

b. Seth-Lincoln, born Jan. 14, 1811; mar. Louisa-Caroline Muzzy. 

c. Mary-Fearing, born Jan. 24, 1813; died March 19, 1905, un- 

d. Sarah- Ann, born May 21, 1815; died Apr. 6, 1905, unmarried. 

e. Caleb, born Oct. 21, 1817; mar. Eliza W. Ellis. (See "Records 
of WilUam Spooner," p. 488.) 

/. Elijah-Fearing, born Oct. 4, 1821; died July 4, 1864, near 

Point of Rocks, Virginia; a soldier in the Civil war. 
g. Catherine-Harris, born Apr. 9, 1824; died May 5, 1905, un- 
aabad d. Deborah, born Aug. 19, 1783; died May 2, 1852, at Bridgewater, 
Mass.; married, Dec. 2, 1815, at Hingham, Artemas, son of Moses and 
Ruth (Foster) Hale of Winchendon, Mass., born Oct. 20, 1783, at Win- 
chendon; died Aug. 3, 1882, at Bridgewater, where they had Uved. He 
was representative to the General Court, 1827-1832; State senator 1833-4; 
a representative in the 29th and 30th Congresses; delegate to the con- 
stitutional convention in 1853; and presidential elector in 1864. (Win- 
chendon Records; Reminiscences and Memorials of the Men of the Re- 


volution, p. 357; Descendants of Thomas Hale, p. 346.) Massachusetts 
Vital Records say he was aged 98 years, 5 months and 2 days when he 
died, which would make his birth March 1, 1784. 
Children, born at Bridgewater: 
a. Caroline-Augusta, born June 26, 1818; died Jan. 31, 1841. 
h. Deborah-Lincoln, born June 13, 1820; died July 18, 1877, 
unmarried, aged, say Mass. Vital Records, 56 jts. 11 mos.25 days. 
c. Artemas, born Nov. 26, 1822; mar. Harriet Howard. 
aahad e. Seth, born Jan. 19, 1787; died March 28, 1802. 
aahad /. Rebecca, born Oct. 26, 1789; died July 18, 1864, at Hingham, 
married John®, son of John^ (John*, Benjamin^, Joseph^, Robert^) and 
Rebecca (Munroe) Muzzy of Lexington, Mass., born June 22, 1780, 
at Lexington; died Dec. 7, 1843, at Lexington. He resided at Lexington 
on the Concord road. After his death his widow returned to Hingham. 
(Hist, of Lexington, vol. ii, p. 483; Lexington Records.) 
Child, born at Lexington: 
a. JuLLA. A., born Nov. 4, 1815; died Feb. 24, 1880, at Hingham, 
aahad g. Sally, born Feb. 19, 1792; died Dec. 14, 1861, at Hingham; mar- 
ried. May 10, 1821, at Hingham, Isaac, son of Isaac and Welthea (Winsor) 
Little of Pembroke, Mass., born Nov. 18, 1796, at Pembroke; died May 
31, 1864, at Hingham. He was for many years proprietor and landlord 
of the Union Hotel, now Cushing House, at the corner of North and 
Cottage streets, Hingham. He was, for a time, senior partner of the 
firm of Little & Morey. He was styled "captain." (Pembroke Records; 
Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 24.) 
Children, born at Hingham : 

a. Cornelia, born Apr. 2, 1823; mar. Benjamin Butler. 

b. A SON, born Feb. 7, 1825; died in three days. 

c. Samuel, born Aug. 15, 1827; mar. Elizabeth Malbon. 

d. Sarah, born June 3, 1830; died June 4, 1905, at Boston. 

e. Henry-Otis, born Apr. 20, 1832; mar. Mary-Catherine Hersey. 
aabad h. Samuel, born Nov. 27, 1794; died Sept. 8, 1797. 

aabag. Samuel, son of Samuel (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Mary (Bates) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., bapt. Nov. 5, 
1758, at Hingham; died Sept. 8, 1793, at sea while on passage 
from Philadelphia to New York. He served as private in Capt. 
James Lincoln's Company, which was stationed during the 
greater part of 1776 at Crow Point, Hingham, guarding the 
coast. He served also on the armed brig "Hazard," a vessel 
carrying sixteen guns and belonging to the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. She made three cruises and captured many 
prizes, but in August, 1779, was burned to prevent her falling 
into the enemy's hands. Just how long Mr. Lincoln served on 
her is not known. He became a ''master-mariner" or sea cap- 
tain after the war. He lived at Hingham, on North street. 


He married, March 9, 1784, at Hingham, Celia^, daughter of 
James^ {Jarnes^, Samuel^, Edmund'^, Edmund'^) and Deborah 
(Sprague) Hobart of Hingham, born March 6, 1761, at Hingham; 
died Jan. 15, 1835. She married (2), May 8, 1808, at Hingham, 
Capt. George Price, who is called "of Charlestown" in the record 
of his marriage. They removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1818. 
(Hist, of Hingham, vols, i, pt. i, pp. 286, 307; ii, p. 469; iii, p. 119.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

adbag a. Samuel, born July 15, 1784; died May 27, 1793. 
aabag d. Charles, born Oct. 1, 1785; died abroad or at sea, unmarried, 
it is supposed, certainly without issue. 

aabcd. Jonathan, son of Jonathan {Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Jan. 1, 
1750-1, at Hingham; died Dec. 15, 1821, at Hingham. He was 
a private in Capt. James Lincoln's Company which marched 
to Lexington, Apr. 19, 1775, and was in service thirteen days. 
He was sergeant under the same captain while the company was 
stationed at Crow Point during eight months of 1776; and again 
served as private in Capt. Peter Cushing's Company at the 
defence of Nantasket in February, 1778. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. i, pt. i, pp. 278, 286, 315.) He was a blacksmith and lived 
at Hingham on North street. 

The will of Jonathan Lincoln of Hingham, blacksmith, dated 
Apr. 4, 1821, probated Jan. 1, 1822, names: daughter Hannah 
Lincoln; wife Lydia Lincoln; son Asa; son Gorham; son Jonathan; 
daughter-in-law Deborah, wife of Nichols; granddaughters 
Anna, Deborah and Mary, children of Nichols; daughter Lydia 
Souther; and grandson Nichols Lincoln. (Plymouth County 
Probate Records, vol. liv, f. 242.) 

He married, Oct. 31, 1776, at Hingham, Lydia^, daughter of 
Nathaniel'^ {Nathaniel^, Israel^, Thomas^) and Catherine (Cush- 
ing) Nichols of Hingham, born Sept. 30, 1753, at Hingham; died 
there, June 16, 1821. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 469-70.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aabcd a. Asa, born May 29, 1778. 

aabcd b. Nichols, born Aug. 6, 1780. 

aabcd c. Lydia, born May 21, 1783; died July 19, 1856, at Quincy, Mass.; 
married, Jan. 20, 1805, at Hingham, John^, son of John^ {Joseph"^, Joseph^) 
and Deborah (Leavitt) Souther of Hingham, born Sept. 13, 1781, at 


Hingham; died March 28, 1878, at Boston, Mass. He was a ship-builder 
and lived on Ship street, Hingham, until 1815, when he removed to 
Quincy. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 158.) 
Children, born: a-e at Hingham; /-j" at Quincy: 

a. John-Lincoln, born Feb. 2, 1806; mar. (1) ; (2) Cynthia 

h. William-Lincoln, born March 7, 1808; died July 8, 1867, at 

c. Henry, born May 6, 1810; mar. Eliza Phelps (or Phipps?) 

d. George, born March 21, 1813; died Oct, 19, 1837, unmarried. 

e. Frederick, born Apr. 11, 1815; mar. Ann Bent. 

/. Lydia-Lincoln, born March 6, 1817; mar. Thomas-William 

g. Charles-Nichols, born May 11, 1819. 
h. Hannah-Lincoln, born July 27, 1821; mar. Emery Souther of 

i. Catherine-Cushing, born Jan. 20, 1824; mar. William E. 

j. Edward-Brush, born Jan. 29, 1827; mar. (1) Sarah H. Adams; 
(2) Mary E. Chubbuck. 
aabcd d. Gorham, born March 2, 1787. 

adbcd e. Jonathan, born Apr. 13, 1789; died Oct. 3, 1841, lost at sea in 
schooner "Nelson." He was unmarried. State records of his death 
describe him as "hatter," which trade he probably followed when not 
at sea. 
aahcd /. Hannah, born Jan. 19, 1792; died November, 1822, at Hingham, 
unmarried. Her will, dated Oct. 18, 1822, probated Dec. 3, 1822, names 
brother Asa Lincoln; sister Lydia Souther; Nichols Lincoln, Ann-Maria 
Lincoln, Deborah Lincoln and Mary-Thaxter Lincoln, "children of 
my deceased brother Nichols Lincoln"; brother Gorham Lincoln; brother 
Jonathan Lincoln; Charlotte Lincoln, daughter of brother Asa; and 
Hannah Lincoln, daughter of brother Asa. (Plymouth County Probate 
Records, vol. Ivi, f. 285.) 

aabce. Frederick, son of Jonathan {Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born Dec. 13, 1752, at Hingham; died May 18, 1811, at Wey- 
mouth, Mass. (Weymouth Records.) He was a private in Capt. 
James Lincoln's independent company which was in service 
from Jan. 1, 1776, to some part of July, and possibly much longer, 
guarding the coast. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. i, pt. i, p. 286.) 
After his marriage he removed to Weymouth, where his children 
were born, but about 1795 he removed to Gorham, Maine, with 
his brother John. He returned, however, to Weymouth and 
passed the remainder of his life there. 

He married, exact date not learned but intentions published 
at Weymouth, Jan. 30, 1779, and the marriage recorded after 


March 18, 1779, at Weymouth, Tabitha^ daughter of Peter^ 
{Ezra?, John^, John^) and Abigail (Pratt) Whitmarsh of Wey- 
mouth, born Nov. 2, 1751, at Weymouth; died Aug. 25, 1829, at 
Weymouth. (Weymouth Records.) Weymouth Church records 
say ''Frederick Lincoln, Sr. died in a fit of intoxication from 
drinking a qt of wine.'' 

Children, born at Weymouth: 

aabce a. Peter, born Jan. 3, 1780. 

aabce b. Frederick, born Sept. 16, 1781. 

aabce c. Ezekiel, born March 17, 1783. 

aabce d. Betsey, born July 11, 1785; died Feb. 21, 1860, at Hingham; 
married, Dec. 3, 1820, at Hingham, intentions published at Weymouth, 
Nov. 5, 1820, Bela^, son of John^ {Elisha*, Daniel\ Daniel^, Matthew^) 
and Olive (Lincoln) Gushing of Hingham, born Jan. 4, 1774, at Hingham; 
died Dec. 7, 1838, at Hingham. His mother was descended from Thomas 
Lincoln, the cooper, and was sister of Major-General Benjamin Lincoln. 
Bela Gushing was a wheelwright and lived on Main street, South Hing- 
ham. Betsey was his second wife. He married (1), Dec. 5, 1803, at 
Hingham, Susanna, daughter of Jotham and Susanna (Wilder) Whiting 
of Abington, Mass., born March 9, 1774, at Abington; died Aug. 27, 1818, 
at Hingham. By her he had three children: Mary, Susan and John. 
He had no children by his wife Betsey. (Weymouth Records; Abington 
Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 166; Genealogy of the Gushing 
Family, p. 58.) 

aabce e. Mary, born Nov. 5, 1787; died Sept. 10, 1859, at Hingham; married, 
Jan. 31, 1813, at Weymouth (Weymouth Records), Elijah^ son of 
Elijah^ (David*, David^, Matthew^, James^) and Lydia (Lincoln) Whiton 
of Hingham, born Dec. 29, 1779, at Hingham; died June 19, 1841, at 
Hingham. His mother was descended from Thomas Lincoln, the hus- 
bandman. Mr. Whiton was a "packet-master" and hved at Hingham 
on the corner of Main and Gentral streets. He married (1), Dec. 18, 
1808, at Hingham, Susan, daughter of Jairus and Susanna (Lincoln) 
Beal of Hingham, aabci b, born Feb. 18, 1787, at Hingham; died Aug. 
1, 1812, at Hingham. They had one child: Susan-Lincoln, born Dec. 
27, 1809, who married, June 30, 1839, Ebenezer Pratt of Boston, and 
died Dec. 15, 1846. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 303.) 
Ghildren, born at Hingham: 

a. Elijah-Lincoln, born Jan. 15, 1814; mar. Rachel-Gushing 
Lincoln, aabcd ab. 

b. Bela-Herndon, born Feb. 14, 1816; mar. (1) Hannah-Rich- 
mond Whiton; (2) Mary-Gatherine (Hersey) Little, 

c. Frederick, born May 4, 1818; mar. Sarah-Harding Waters. 

d. Mary-Lincoln, born Apr. 19, 1820; mar. Sidney Sprague. 

e. Lucy, born Oct. 9, 1822; mar. Luther Sprague, Jr. 
/. Erastus, born Jan. 11, 1826; mar. Priscilla Burr. 

g. John-Ghadwick, born Aug. 21, 1828; mar. Ann-Ma/ia Sprague. 
aabce f . Lot- Whitmarsh, born May 29, 1790. 

aabce g. Lucy, born May29, 1790;diedOct. 10, 1871, at Weymouth, unmarried. 
aabce h. Jairus, born Nov. 15, 1792. Sometimes called Jairus B. 


aabcf. Royal, son of Jonathan {Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Sept. 
15, 1754, at Hingham; died March 29, 1837, at Cornish, Maine. 
He was a private in Capt. James Lincoln's Company which 
marched to Lexington, Apr. 19, 1775. The Company was in 
service thirteen days and travelled thirty-six miles "from and 
to home." He was also a private in the independent company 
under the same captain, which was in service from May, 1775, 
to Jan. 1, 1776, guarding the coast and stationed either at Crow 
Point or at Broad Cove. He served also, in 1776 and 1777, on 
the Commonwealth's armed brig '^ Hazard," already mentioned 
under Samuel Lincoln, aabag, for which service he received a 
pension under the act of June 7, 1832. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. i, pt. i, pp. 278, 286, 308.) Mr. Lincoln was a farmer. He 
removed to Gorham, Maine, with his family, after the birth of 
his youngest child, probably at the same time as his brother 
John, and thence removed to Cornish. 

He married, Feb. 11, 1779, at Weymouth (Weymouth Records), 
his intentions being published at Hingham, Oct. 10, 1778, Je- 
rusha^, daughter of Josiah^ {Thomas^, Roherf, Roherf) and 
Thankful (Humphrey) Waterman of Weymouth, born Apr. 22, 
1758, at Weymouth (Ibid.); died March 30, 1848, at Cornish. 
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are buried at Cornish, their gravestones 
being thus inscribed: — ''In memory of J Royal Lincoln t who 
died t Mar. 29, 1837 t Aet 82." ''Jerusha J wife of t Royal 
Lincoln J died J March 30 1848 t Ae 90 y'rs." Mr. Lincoln, when 
at Gorham, was for some years a trader at the village. He pur- 
chased and occupied the farm once owned by William Lakeman. 
(Hist, of Gorham, p. 631; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 470.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aabcf a. Royal, born Oct. 18, 1779. 

aahcf h. Ruth, born Feb. 16, 1781; died June 25, 1853, at Bridgeton, Maine; 
married, Feb. 3, 1800, at Gorham (Gorham records erroneously give the 
year as 1780, the intentions were pubHshed Dec. 14, 1799), George^ 
son of George^ (George^, Ebenezer^, James^, George^) and Mary (Davis) 
Lewis of Barnstable, Mass., born March 28, 1775, at Barnstable; died 
Sept. 19, 1857, at Bridgeton. He was major in the militia. After his 
marriage he bought and cleared the farm in Bridgeton in the district 
known as "Hio," now, 1903, owned by his grandson, Edward-Lincoln 
Lewis, where he spent the remainder of his life, except several years 
passed in Gorham. (Hist, of Gorham, p. 614.) 


Children, born: a-e at Bridgeton;/ at Gorham: 

a. Royal-Lincoln, born Nov. 11, 1800; mar. Mary Marrett. 

h. Harriet-McLellan, born July 15, 1802; mar. Rev. Jacob Bray. 

c. LoTHROP, born Sept. 4, 1805; mar. Mary Jones. 

d. Tabitha-Longfellow, born Sept. 23, 1807; mar. Stephen 

c. Jerusha-Lincoln, born Nov. 4, 1811; mar. Benjamin Cleaves. 
/. Sarah-Peabody, born Aug. 23, 1817; mar. Aaron Woodbury. 

aahcf c. Sophia, born Jan. 31, 1784; died June 2, 1812, at Gorham, Maine; 
married, Nov. 29, 1806, at Gorham, James^, son of Josiah^ (Stephen^, 
Moses*, Stephen^, Benjamiv?, John^) and Hannah (Hanscom) Swett 
of Gorham, born Aug. 21, 1784, at Gorham; died P^eb. 8, 1859, at Gor- 
ham. He was a shoemaker and, at one time, in trade. He lived at Gor- 
ham until the death of his first wife, then went to Eastport, Me., and 
the British Provinces, but returned to Gorham before 1817. He married 
(2), July 12, 1817, at Gorham, Hannah, daughter of Bryan and Anna 
(Morton) Martin of Gorham, born May 22, 1798, at Gorham; died Sept. 
3, 1828, at Gorham. He married (3) Aurelia, daughter of Capt. Josiah 
and Prudence (Davis) Jenkins of Gorham, born Aug. 21, 1787, at Gor- 
ham; died Feb. 23, 1849, at Gorham, aged 61 years. Mr. Swett Hved, 
during the latter part of his life, at the village near the graveyard, in a 
house which was burned in 1875. (Hist, of Gorham, p. 784.) 
Children, born at Gorham: 

a. Hannah, born Nov. 4, 1807; died June 3, 1810. 

h. Josiah, born Dec. 22, 1809. 

c. Parsons, born Nov. 2, 1811; died Dec. 25, 1811. 

aabcf d. Cotton, born Nov. 23, 1785. 

aabcj e. Thankful, born Oct. 28, 1787; died Oct. 25, 1831, at Cornish, 
unmarried. She is buried at Cornish, and her gravestone is inscribed as 
follows: "Thankful t dau. of Royal & J Jerusha Lincoln t died Oct. 
25, 1831 t aged 44 years." Gorham records say she died Oct. 26. 

aabcf f. Jerusha, born Apr. 16, 1790; died Apr. 8, 1872, at Cornish; mar- 
ried, Jan. 3, 1821, probably at Cornish but the town records have been 
burned and the dates are from family records, William, son of William 
and Susanna (Byles) Woodbury of Beverly, Mass., born Nov. 28, bapt. 
Dec. 6, 1789, at Beverly; died Oct. 3, 1881, at Cornish. (Beverly Records 
and Gravestone.) He was a hatter and settled at Bridgeton, Me., 
where he followed his trade. After the birth of his children he removed 
to Cornish and was miller for his brother-in-law. Cotton Lincoln. Both 
he and his wife are buried at Cornish, their monument being thus in- 
scribed: "William Woodbury J born in Beverly J Nov. 28, 1789 | died 
Oct. 3, 1881 t his wife J Jerusha Lincoln | born in Hingham | Apr. 16, 
1709 X died Apr. 8, 1872." 

Children, born at Bridgeton (Family Bible) : 

a. Susan-Byles, born Dec. 4, 1821; died Oct. 18, 1890, at East 
Denmark, Me., unmarried. 

b. Thankful-Lincoln, born July 23, 1823; mar. Rev. Albion K. 
P. Small. 

c. Emma-Chapman, born Dec. 8, 1825; mar. (1) George Rounds; 
(2) Daniel Lowell, both of Bridgeton. 

d. Miranda-Church, born June 3, 1828; died Sept. 10, 1829. 


e. Ormond-William, born Jan. 1, 1830; mar. Ann-Augusta Bur- 
leigh. Living, 1910, at Cornish. Has the family Bible. 
/. Calvin-Edwards, born Apr. 22, 1832; mar. Sarah Barker. 
aahcf g. Susanna, born Aug. 18, 1793. According to Wejnnouth records 
she was baptized at Weymouth, Aug. 18, 1793, and was therefore, per- 
haps, born there. She died July 11, 1855, at Gorham, where she married, 
July 1, 1814, according to the family records but Sept. 20, 1813, if the 
"History of Gorham" is correct, Calvin, son of Calvin and Mary Edwards 
of Ashby, Mass., born Jan. 16, 1791, at Ashby; died Dec. 6, 1870, at 
South Natick, Mass. He went to Gorham about 1810. He was a cabinet- 
maker and after some years engaged in the manufacture of organs. 
Later he removed to Portland, Me., and became a manufacturer of 
pianos. At Gorham he Hved for some time after his marriage in the 
Thacher house, and afterwards in the Storer house. He married (2) 
Mrs. Louisa F. Locke, called in the Portland records "of South Natick, 
Mass.," by whom he had a daughter, Grace, born Dec. 21, 1857; died 
May 19, 1870. Portland records say the intentions of this marriage were 
published there Jan. 1, 1853, but this must be an error for 1856 or 1857, 
since his first wife did not die until 1855, and there is no evidence of a 
divorce. Mrs. Locke was undoubtedly widow of James W. Locke of 
Natick, who had by wife Louisa F., a son James-Frederick, born Sept. 
1, 1841. (Natick Records; Hist, of Gorham, p. 480; Portland Records.) 
Children, born at Gorham: 

a. Sophia L., born Apr. 4, 1813; mar. Hollis Randall of Portland. 

b. Mary H., born Nov. 29, 1816; mar. William Edwards of South 

c. Thankful-Lincoln, born Feb. 3, 1818; died Apr. 24, 1819. 

d. Henry-Smith, born Jan. 6, 1820; mar. Jane G. Hemenway. 

e. Martha, born May 9, 1823; died March 15, 1847, unmarried. 
/. Clarissa R., born May 30, 1825; mar. Levi Wetherbee of Boston. 
g. Elizabeth M., born Aug. 18, 1829; mar. Dr. George-Cook 

Lincoln of Natick, a descendant in the sixth generation from 
Thomas Lincoln, the husbandman. 
h. George-Calvin, born Nov. 10, 1831; died Aug. 28, 1832. 
aahcf h. Eliza-Beal, born Dec. 10, 1794, bapt. Dec. 14, 1794, at Weymouth, 
Mass., and so perhaps born there; died Aug. 20, 1872, at Boston, Mass.; 
married, May 8, 1822, at Gorham, James-Mosher^, son of Isaac^ (John^) and 
Jenny (Mosher) Carsley of Gorham, born Jan. 28, 1798, at Gorham; died 
Dec. 27, 1866, at Boston, whither the family had removed from Gorham. 
His grandfather, John Carsley, is thought to have been son of John and 
Dorcas (Hamblen) Casely of Barnstable, Mass., born Feb. 14, 1740, at 
Barnstable. (Hist, of Gorham, p. 423; Barnstable Famihes, vol. i, p. 149; 
Bible with William-Woodbury Carsley.) 
Children, born at Gorham: 
a. Abigail-Phinney, born June 11, 1823; mar. Thomas-Stewart 

h. William-Lincoln, born March 4, 1824; died March 22, 1824. 

c. William-Lincoln, born June 8, 1825; died June 24, 1825. 

d. Royal-Lincoln, born Jan. 16, 1828; died Aug. 20, 1862, at Rox- 
bury, Mass., unmarried. His name was changed, Jan. 12, 1856, 
to Royal Lincoln. 

e. Eliza-Jane, born Aug. 9, 1831 ; mar. George H. Everett. 


/. William-Woodbury, born Apr. 18, 1833; mar. Mary-Caroline 
Greely. He was christened Woodbury and took the name of 
William when 21. 
g. James-Henky, born March 14, 1835; died July 19, 1836. 
" History of Gorham" says: born March 21 and died July 9. 
oohcf i. William, born Apr. 24, 1796; died Sept. 4, 1797. 

aabcg. Beza, son of Jonathan {Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born July 
17, 1756, at Hingham; died March 18, 1835, at Boston, Mass. 
In December, 1776, he marched under Capt. Job Gushing to 
join the army in New York State. A diary of this march was 
kept by Lieut. Thomas Burr. (Hist, of Hingham, voL i, pt. i, 
pp. 300-1.) He is said to have served, later, on the staff of 
General Benjamin Lincoln. At the close of the war he followed 
his trade of "shipwright" and, later, received an appointment 
as *' inspector" at the Boston Gustom House, an office which he 
held for twenty years, until 1810. He engaged afterwards in 
the fishery business at Hingham. In personal appearance he was 
squarely built, of medium height, resembling in his features his 
namesake and nephew, Beza Lincoln, aahck h. (Records of Rev. 
Gharles-Lincoln Morgan, aabck aa.) Mr. Lincoln's will, dated 
May 23, 1830, with codicil dated Dec. 8, 1830, was probated Apr. 
13, 1835. In it he mentions "my wife" and "my four children" 
and names: son Rufus W. Lincoln; late brother Ezekiel deceased; 
daughter Sally; daughter Lucy; and daughter Susannah Thaxter. 
(Plymouth Gounty Probate Records, vol. Ixxvii, f. 114.) 

He married, Nov. 22, 1783, at Weymouth (so says the Family 
Bible but Weymouth records say Nov. 21, 1782, at First Ghurch, 
and their intentions were published at Hingham, June 1, 1782), 
Sarah^, daughter of Samuel^ {Samuel^, Henry^, Samuel^) and 
Elizabeth (Holbrook) Ward of Weymouth, Mass., born May 9, 
1757, at Weymouth; died June 23, 1848, at Boston, aged 91 
years. (Hist, of Hingham, vols, ii, p. 470; iii, pp. 274-5; Wey- 
mouth Records; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. ii, p. 409; 
Bible Record with Mrs. Mary- Warren [Lincoln] Fish, aahcg deb.) 

Ghildren, born at Hingham (History of Hingham omits the 
first two children and gives the same dates for the baptisms of 
the last two that the Bible record gives for their births) : 

aabcg a. Eliza, ) bom Aug. 11, 1784; both died in infancy. 
aabcg b. Sukey, / & ' ' 


aabcg c. Susanna, born Oct. 21, 1785; died Dec. 31, 1867, at Hingham; 

married, March 13, 1813, at Hingham, George^, son of Seth^ {David*, David}, 

SamueP, Thomas^) and Elizabeth (Marsh) Thaxter of Hingham, born 

May 31, 1785, at Hingham; died Jime 5, 1863, at Hingham. He was a 

ship-master and lived at Hingham, on the paternal homestead on North 

street, opposite Marsh's bridge. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 237.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

a. Susan-Lincoln, born Apr. 3, 1814; mar. James-Lewis Hunt. 

h. David, born March 28, 1816; died Aug. 25, 1817. 

c. George-Warren, born Feb. 19, 1819; died Jan. 31, 1856, at New 
Orleans, La. 

d. Sophia B., born May 1, 1821; died Dec. 26, 1866, unmarried, 
aabcg d. Rufus- Warren, born Oct. 10, 1787. 

aahcg e. Sally, born Jan. 7, 1790; died May 24, 1795. 

aabcg f. Warren, born Jan. 11, 1792; died June 3, 1795. 

aabcg g. Lucy, born Jan. 18, 1794; died June 1, 1795. 

aabcg h. Sally, born March 13, 1797; died Oct. 6, 1881, at Hingham in her 
85th year, unmarried. 

aabcg i. Lucy, born Nov. 7, 1799; died Nov. 8, 1880, at Boston, aged 81 
years; married Oct. 11, 1825, at Hingham, Duncan-McBean^, son of 
Duncan-McBean' {Samuel^, Samuel^, Samuel'^, Samuel^, John^, Thomas^) 
and Mary (Gill) Thaxter of Hingham, aabab b, born May 12, 1797, at 
Hingham; died Aug. 28, 1888, at Somerville, Mass. In early life he was a 
school teacher in Hingham, and later became an oflQcer in two or more 
banking institutions in Boston, where he lived until finally removing to 
Somerville. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 238; Mass. Vital Records.) 
Child, born at Hingham: 
o. Duncan-McBean, born Aug. 15, 1828; mar. Harriet Sherburne. 

aabch. Ezekiel, son of Jonathan (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born March 
19, 1759, at Hingham; died Jan. 30, 1828, at Hingham. He 
was a private in Capt. James Lincoln's Company in 1776, while 
it was engaged in guarding the coast, and in September, 1777, 
he was a private under Capt. Moses French in an expedition to 
Rhode Island. He afterwards served on the Commonwealth's 
armed brig "Hazard" during one or more of its cruises and is 
said to have been taken prisoner and confined in Dartmouth 
prison. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. i, pt. i, pp. 287, 308, 310.) 
After the war he was, for some time, in service on the U. S. 
Revenue Cutter at Boston as executive officer. The "History 
of Hingham" says he was in the U. S. marine service and calls 
him "master-mariner." Later he engaged in the flour and grain 
business at Hingham. In personal appearance he was a stout, 
full chested man, of medium height. He had good business 
ability. (Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan, aahck aa.) 


He married, Oct. 1, 1787, at Hingham, Jane^, daughter of 
Samuel'* {SatnueP, SamueP, Samuel^) and Mary (Bates) Lincoln 
of Hingham, aahah, his own cousin. She was born Apr. 19, 1761, 
at Hingham and died there Nov. 17, 1851. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 471; Mass. Vital Records.) 

Mr. Lincoln died intestate and March 4, 1828, Rufus Lincoln 
of Boston, aahcg d, merchant, was admitted administrator on 
his estate. The will of Jane Lincoln of Hingham, widow, dated 
Oct. 6, 1851, presented for probate Nov. 24 and allowed Dec. 1, 
1851, names: seven grandchildren, viz.: Jane-Russell Lincoln, 
aabce ha; Samuel-James Lincoln, aahce hb; Mary-Elliot Lincoln 
aahch da; Catherine-Russell Lincoln, aabch db; Helen-Frances 
Lincoln, aabch dc; Emma-Cushman Lincoln, aabch dd; and 
George-Russell Lincoln, aabch de; nieces, Hannah Gill, aabab e, 
Deborah Gill, aabab g, and Rebecca Muzzy, aabad f; daughter 
Jane Lincoln; son Ezekiel Lincoln; and son-in-law Jairus B. 
Lincoln, executor. (Plymouth County Probate Records, vols. 
Ixi, f. 176; xciii, f. 498.) 

Children, born at Hingham : 

aabch a. Russell, born Dec. 15, 1787; died Feb. 17, 1788. 

aahch h. Jane, born Apr. 11, 1789; married Jairus Lincoln, aabce h. 

aahch c. Russell, born Oct. 19, 1792; died Apr. 15, 1835, at Charlestown, 
Mass. He was never married. He was engaged with his brother, Ezekiel, 
and his cousin, Jairus Lincoln, in the trading and shipping business with 
a branch house in Philadelphia. April 25, 1836, Ezekiel Lincoln of Phil- 
adelphia, Pa., merchant, was appointed executor on the estate of Russell 
Lincoln, merchant, "last an inhabitant of Boston and died in Charlestown, 
Mass., on or about the 18th of April 1835," Ezekiel being brother of said 
deceased. August 22, 1836, a petition was granted for the distribution of 
the estate of Russell Lincoln among the mother and brother and sister 
of said deceased, viz., Jane Lincoln the mother; Ezekiel Lincoln the bro- 
ther; and Jairus B. Lincoln and his wife Jane Lincoln in her right, the 
sister of said deceased, being all the heirs at law. (Suffolk County Pro- 
bate Records, vols, clxxvi, p. 197; ccccxl, p. 137.) 

aabch d. Ezekiel, born July 31, 1796. 

aabch e. Catherine, born May, 1804; died Oct. 1, 1804. 

Family tradition says there was also a son, Samuel, who was lost at 
sea when 18 years old. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 359.) 

aabcj. John, son of Jonathan (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Nov. 
15, 1762, at Hingham; died March 22, 1842, at North Yarmouth, 
Me. He was a mariner in early life and rose to the position of 


'' shipmaster '^ or sea captain, going on many foreign voyages. 
He removed with his family to Gorham, Me., about 1795 and 
purchased, in 1804, a farm at West Gorham, thereafter devoting 
himself to farming. Later in life he removed to North Yarmouth 
and lived there until his death. In person he so much resembled 
his brother Charles that he was often mistaken for him. 

He married, Apr. 20, 1792, at Hingham, Bethia^, daughter of 
Jonathan^ {David'^, David?, Samuel^, Thomas^) and Bethia (Lin- 
coln) Thaxter of Hingham, aacba h, born Sept. 22, 1768, at 
Hingham; died May 9, 1843, at North Yarmouth. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 471; Hist, of Gorham, Me., p. 631.) 

Children, born: a, b at Hingham; c-i at Gorham: 

adbcj a. Sally-Thaxter, bapt. May 12, 1793, but "History of Gorham" 
says born on that date; died Apr. 23, 1828, at Gorham aged 35 years 
(Gravestone) ; married, Sept. 17, 1811, at Gorham, Toppan, son of Edward 
and Sarah (Smith) Robie of Chester, N. H., born Jan. 27, 1782, at Candia, 
N. H.; died Jan. 14, 1871, at Gorham. (Gravestone.) Mr. Robie was 
descended in the sixth generation from Henry Robie, who came from 
England in 1639, settHng first in Dorchester, Mass., and was one of the 
early settlers in Exeter, N. H. Toppan Robie removed to Gorham before 
1800 and was first a clerk in the store of John Horton, but after a short 
while went into the employ of Daniel Cressey, a leading trader in Gorham. 
In September, 1802, he formed a partnership with Sewall Lancaster and, 
in 1815, in company with his brother Thomas, formed the firm of T. & T. 
S. Robie which for twenty years was widely known as active and square 
deaUng retail merchants. He retired from business in 1850. In the War 
of 1812 he commanded a company of militia and marched to Portland 
in 1814, for the defense of that city. He was for fifty years trustee of 
Gorham Academy, and long its treasurer; and for many years was trea- 
surer of the Congregational Parish and of its Ministerial Fund. He held 
many local offices; was for six years, 1813-1819, representative to the 
Massachusetts General Court; in 1820 and 1821 representative to the 
Maine Legislature; and in 1837 was a member of the Executive Council 
under Governor Kent. 

He married (l),Oct. 8, 1804, Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Prudence 
Brown of Chester, N. H., born 1782; died Feb. 23, 1811, at Gorham, leav- 
ing two children: Harriet, born Aug. 9, 1805, who married Oliver Lin- 
coln, aahck g, and Francis B., born Aug. 19, 1809. 

He married (3), November, 1828, Mrs. EHza (Stevens) Cross, daughter 
of WilHams Stevens of Portland and widow of Capt. William Cross who 
died Feb. 14, 1819, at Gorham. She died Nov. 2, 1865, at Gorham, aged 
83 years. (Hist, of Gorham, pp. 743-4.) 

Children, born at Gorham: 
a. Charles, born July 30, 1812; mar. Emily March. 
h. George, born Oct. 1, 1816; mar. Frances-Maria Barrett, 
c. Frederick, born Aug. 12, 1822; mar. (1) Mary-OHvia Priest; 
(2) Martha-Ellen Cressey. For Memoir see "Memorials of 
Maine," 1916, pp. 70-74. 


aa5Q7 b. John, bapt. Apr. 5, 1795, but "History of Gorham" says born on 
that date. He was lost at sea in the winter of 1818. He was a mariner 
and unmarried. 
aabcj c. Samuel, born June 28, 1797. 
aahcj d. Maria, born Dec. 23, 1798; died July 2, 1885, at Maiden, Mass., 

unmarried. (Mass. Vital Records.) 
aahcj e. Harriet, born Apr. 25, 1800; died, at New York, N. Y., many 
years after her husband and at an advanced age. It is thought she died 
between 1882 and 1885. She married, Aug. 30, 1818, at Gorham, Wil- 
liam, son of John and Tabitha (Longfellow) Stephenson of Gorham, born 
1785 at Portland, Me., died Aug. 7, 1849, at Brooklyn, N. Y., aged 63 
years. He kept a hotel at Gorham in the old Thacher house, but removed 
to Portland in 1832 and kept a hotel there Thence he removed to New 
York City. His father was a sea captain who removed to Portland from 
New York and thence to Gorham, but returned to Portland in 1784. 
(Hist, of Gorham, p. 773.) 
Children, born at Gorham: 

a. Tabitha-Longfellow, born June 21, 1819; died at New York 

City, unmarried. 
h. John-Lincoln, bom Dec. 18, 1821; married and lived at Elmira, 

N. Y. 
c. Anna-Maria, born Dec. 9, 1823; married a Mr. Butler of New 
York City. 
aahcj /. Bethia-Thaxter, born Apr. 4, 1803, died Sept. 16, 1896, at Portland, 
Me.; married (1), Aug. 2, 1827, at Gorham, Alexander-McLellan^, son of 
Ai2 {Jeremiah^) and Eunice (McLellan) Staples of Gorham, born Oct. 26, 
1803, at Gorham; died Oct. 10, 1844, at St. Mary's, Georgia. He was a 
sea captain and removed to Portland, probably before his marriage, as his 
children were all born there. The Staples family was originally of Kittery, 
Me., whence they removed to Scarboro, Me. Ai Staples settled in Gorham 
in 1790. 

Mrs. Bethiah Staples married (2), it is said at Chelsea, Mass., but the 
date has not been learned, Samuel-Denny, son of Samuel and Hannah 
(Kenny) Green of Leicester, Mass., born Feb. 7, 1788, at Leicester 
(Leicester Records); died March 14, 1882, at Chelsea. (Mass. Vital 
Records.) He was engaged in insurance business at Chelsea. (Hist, of 
Gorham, p. 771; Portland Records; Records of Mrs. Joseph-Henry 
Webster, aabcj fd.) 

Children, born at Portland (the first three are buried at Gorham) : 

a. Lydia-Ann-Thaxter, born June 12, 1828; died Feb. 5, 1833. 

b. Statira-Curtis, born May 17, 1830 ; died July 20, 1832. 

c. John-Alexander, born Sept. 20, 1833; died May 19, 1842. 

d. Harriet-Stephenson, born March 29, 1835; mar. Joseph-Henry 

e. Charles-Alpheus, born Nov. 6, 1839; mar. Maria Hay. 

/. Lincoln-Thaxter, born June 27, 1843; died May 9, 1872, un- 
married. He is called also ''John-Lincoln-Thaxter" in Portland 
records. His gravestone says he died May 8. 
aabcj g. Catherine, born May 3, 1808; died May 6, 1894, at Yarmouth, 
Me.; married, between Apr. 1, 1838, and Apr. 1, 1839, at Yarmouth 
(County Comm'rs' Records at Portland), or perhaps at Pownal, Me., 
Joseph, son of Seth and Rebecca (Wood) Sweetser of Pownal, born May 


27, 1812, at Pownal; died Nov. 25, 1887, at Maiden, Mass. He was a ship 
builder at Jonesboro, Me., but removed to Chelsea, Mass., where he kept 
a hotel; and thence removed to Maiden where he kept the Evelyn House. 
He and his wife are buried at Maiden. They had no children, but adopted 
a daughter, Ann-Maria, who married a Mr. Berlin and was living, 1911, at 
Maiden. She has furnished the dates of the deaths of both Mr. and Mrs. 
Sweetser and of his birth. 

aabcj h. Levi-Thaxter, born March 29, 1811. 

aahcj i. Mary- Ann, born Aug. 25, 1813; died Oct. 1, 1861, at Yarmouth, Me. ; 
married, Feb. 21, 1855, at Yarmouth (County Comm'rs' Records at Port- 
land; the intentions were pubhshed Sept. 26, 1854, at Portland), Oliver, 
son of Oliver and Eunice (Fletcher) Hale of Harvard, Mass., and Water- 
ford, Me., born June 20, 1803, at Waterford; died Jan. 16, 1866, at 
Waterford. Mary-Ann was his second wife, he having married (1), Nov. 2, 
1832, at Waterford, Harriet Waite, who died Aug. 30, 1853; and he mar- 
ried (3), Dec. 6, 1863, at Waterford, Ruth-Jane, daughter of Aram and 
Ruth (Morse) Brown of Waterford. 

Mr. Hale spent most of his life on his farm at Waterford, but for a 
few years after the death of his first wife he was engaged in general 
commission business at Portland, in company with his oldest son, under 
the firm name of O. & H. W. Hale. He had no children by his second and 
third wives. (Records of his daughter, Mrs. Henry L. [Harriet E.] 
Houghton, Portland; Hist, of Waterford, p. 249; Hale Genealogy, p. 336.) 

aabck. Charles, son of Jonathan {Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Susanna (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born July 
29, 1765, at Hingham; died Oct. 17, 1852, at Boston. The fol- 
lowing account of him is from a manuscript record of this branch 
of the family by Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan, a great-grandson, 
see aabck aa: ''He received a common school education; was an 
apt learner and improved well the scant advantages afforded 
by the public schools at that time. At the age of fourteen he 
was apprenticed to a Mr. Hersey, a shoe-maker. Having served 
seven years, he continued for a while longer with Mr. Hersey 
and then set up in business for himself in a shop on Purchase 
street, Boston, where his excellent work brought him business 
and prosperity. He was a man of unusual intelligence and took 
an active interest in the welfare of the town. He was a member 
of a military company known as the 'Republican Volunteers,' 
which marched to join the forces under General Lincoln at the 
breaking out of Shays's rebellion, but did not reach the scene 
of action until the insurgents had surrendered. Soon after his 
marriage, in company with his brother-in-law, Elijah Leavitt, 
he built a frame house on Fort Hill. In 1799, on the breaking 
out of yellow fever in Boston, he removed with his family to 


Hingham, relinquished his business in Boston, and engaged 
in grocery business, in which he continued until 1810, when 
receiving an appointment as inspector in the Boston Custom 
House, he returned with his family to Boston, and occupied a 
house in Prince street, believed to be the same in which Major 
Pitcairn died from wounds received at the battle of Bunker 
Hill. He made various removals, finally living in a 'rough cast' 
house, on the site of the present Cushman school ground, in 
which he died. He continued to hold the office of inspector for 
twenty years until 1830, when he was removed by President 
Jackson under the 'spoils system.' From 1830 to 1838 he was a 
representative in the General Court. He was an enthusiastic 
whig; of great public spirit and intensely patriotic. Socially 
he was very popular. His character was of the highest type, his 
integrity irreproachable, and his word as good as his bond. 
He was devoutly religious and both a member and regular at- 
tendant of the New North church. He first saw his future wife, 
Mary Barry, when she sat in the singers' seats of the church on 
Church Green. The portrait of Charles Lincoln, in the posses- 
sion, 1910, of Mrs. Horace Dodd, his granddaughter, aabck /e, 
shows a face of decided force, benevolence and purpose." 

He married (1), May 6, 1789, at Boston, Mary^, daughter of 
John^ (Charles^) and Mary (Blake) Barry of Boston, born March 
17, 1766, at Boston (some records say March 16); died Dec. 17, 
1831, at Boston. (Boston Records.) In ''WiUiam and Esther 
Barry" she is called ''very beautiful," and Rev. Mr. Morgan 
says of her: "she had dark hair and a full face, and was regarded 
a handsome woman." 

Mr. Lincoln married (2), Nov. 19, 1833, at Hingham, Mrs. 
Deborah^ (Thaxter) Thaxter, daughter of Jonathan^ {David^j 
David^, SamueP, Thomas^) and Bethia (Lincoln) Thaxter of 
Hingham, aacba c, and widow of Francis Thaxter, see aacde. 
She was born March 21, 1771, at Hingham, and died March 25, 
1858, at Boston. Her will, dated March 24, 1858, probated Apr. 
19, 1858, calls her "of Boston, widow," and names: "Mary | 
Pierce daughter of my late husband"; "Deacons of the Church i 
of the First Parish in Hingham"; "James-Francis, son of Charles 
Lincoln, Jr., deceased and Francis-James son of Frederick and f 
Susan Crosby, as they bear the names of my deceased sons"; 


''John Richardson my grand-nephew"; ''nieces Maria Lincoln, 
Harriet Stephenson, Bethiah Staples and Mary- Ann Hale, 
daughters of my late sister Bethiah"; "niece Catharine Sweet- 
ser"; ''niece Susan Crosby"; "niece Abby Lincoln"; "nephews 
Levi son of my late brother Jonathan, Samuel Lincoln and Levi 
T. Lincoln"; "Mrs. Nancy wife of Warren Lincoln"; "Beza 
Lincoln son of my late husband." (Suffolk County Probate 
Records, vol. clvi^, p. 242.) 

The will of Charles Lincoln of Boston, "Esquire," dated June 
21, 1847, probated Nov. 15, 1852, names: "beloved wife Deborah 
Lincoln"; "son Charles now deceased"; "his children that may 
be living at the time of my decease"; "remaining children, 
Warren Lincoln, Oliver Lincoln, Beza Lincoln, Mary Pierce 
and Eliza Lincoln." Executors, "sons Warren Lincoln, Guilder; 
Beza Lincoln, Flower Merchant, both of Boston; and my Brother 
in Law Levi Thaxter of Watertown." (Ibid., vol. cP, p. 214.) 

John Barry, father of Mary Barry, was son of Charles and 
Mary (Vose?) Barry and was born in Boston in June, 1734. 
His father is said to have come from Ireland to Virginia early 
in the eighteenth century, and thence to have removed to Boston. 
Mary^ Blake, who married John Barry, was daughter of Jona- 
than"* (Jonathan^, Edward^, William^) and Mary (Bennett) Blake. 
William^, her first ancestor, came from Pitsminster, England, to 
Dorchester about 1636. (Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan's Manu- 
script; also ''William and Esther Barry," pp. 59, 64, 70; Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 471.) 

Children, by first wife; born: a,f-h at Hingham; h-e at Boston; 
bapt. a-d at Boston : 

aabck a. Mary, born July 27, 1791, bapt. Aug. 7, 1791; died Aug. 7, 1870, 
at South Scituate, Mass.; married, Jan. 13, 1816, at Boston (Boston 
Records. Mr. Morgan says Jan. 14), Josiah, son of Nicholas and Anna 
(Tuttle) Pierce of Boston, born Jan. 8, 1790, at Boston; died Feb. 21, 
1839, at Boston and was buried in " Central Ground." (Boston Records.) 
He was a mason by trade, Uke his father, and is remembered as a man of 
worth and character. Mr&. Mary Pierce was an attractive woman, with a 
character of unusual force and sweetness, and of profound religious faith. 
Children, born at Boston : 
a. Marianne, born Aug. 2, 1816; mar. David Morgan.* 

*Their son, Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan, to whom the writer is indebted for the very 
full and complete records of this family, prepared, some years ago, a full account of this 
branch of the family with the intention of publishing it, which, unfortunately, he has 
never done. 


b. Eliza-Lincoln, born Oct. 14, 1818; mar. Samuel-Curtis Cud- 

c. JosiAH, born Nov. 20, 1820; died Oct. 30, 1821. 

d. Henri etta-Lamson, bom Sept. 4, 1822; mar. Andrew-Harris 

e. Sarah-Robie, born May 29, 1826; mar, Moses-Reuben Greeley, 
aabck b. Charles, born March 2, 1793, bapt. March 10, 1793. 

aabck c. John, born March 25, 1795, bapt. March 22 Isic'], 1795; died in 
1813, being lost at sea. He was a young man of fine physique and 
genial disposition. 

aabck d. Eliza, born March 25, bapt. Apr. 2,1797; died Sept. 2, 1883, at Bos- 
ton, unmarried. A nervous affection disabled her for any active work or 

aabck e. William, born Dec. 30, 1798, bapt. Jan.6, 1799; died March 8, 1825, 
at Boston, unmarried. (Boston Records.) He was a young man of very 
fine appearance, with courtly manners, and was a general favorite. He 
was for some time member and clerk of the Boston Fusileers. Marching 
with the company at the funeral of Governor Eustis, he contracted a cold 
which induced consumption. At the time of his death he was betrothed 
to Miss Catherine Wilde. 

aabck f. Warren, born Dec. 6, 1801. 

aabck g. Oliver, born May 30, 1805. 

aabck h. Beza, born Apr. 20, 1809 ; died March 20, 1900, at Boston, unmarried . 
He was educated at Christ Church Academy and at the Boston Latin 
School, which latter he left at the age of fifteen. In 1824 he became a clerk 
in the drug store of Robert Fenelly and, in 1828, on the death of Mr. 
Fenelly he purchased the business and conducted it for four years, when 
he entered into partnership with Frederick Doane in the wholesale drug 
business. This partnership was dissolved in about a year and, two years 
later, he became a partner of Daniel Bartlett in the flour business. Mr. 
Bartlett was succeeded by Joseph Mead and he, in turn, by Capt. Jairus 
Beal of Hingham. The firm of Lincoln & Beal continued in the flour 
business for thirty years at the corner of Commercial and Richmond 
streets, but, after Mr. Beal's death, Mr. Lincoln closed the store and 
opened an office for commission business in the old Exchange building in 
State street, removing later to Exchange place where he continued in 
business up to his eighty-seventh year. Through his long business life 
he was ever the very soul of honor, while justice, humanity and generosity 
marked his whole career. He was a most ardent patriot and in politics a 
devoted Republican. In 1847 he united with others to form the First 
Unitarian Society of East Boston, but, in later life, he was a regular 
attendant at the Old South Church until, removing with his brother to 
Appleton street, he became a member of the Church of the Disciples, which 
relationship continued until his death. He was identified with many 
associations for the public welfare, and became a life member of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society in 1878. "For unostentatious 
but efficient service in every cause his judgment approved, for ceaseless 
devotion to the highest and best in every phase of fife, for every virtue 
which gives to manhood grace and strength, Beza Lincoln will be cherished 
in memory as one of the ideal men whom to know was to honor and love." 
(From memoir by Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan in N. E. Hist, & Gen. 
Register, vol. Ixv, pp. Ixi-lxiii.) 


aabhe. CtrsHiNG, son of John (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Lydia (Jacob) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Sept. 3, 
1773, at Hingham; died Nov. 3, 1861, at Warwick, Mass., but 
the ''History of Warwick" says Nov. 9. He married (1), Sept. 
22, 1814, at Northfield, Mass., Mrs. Roxanna (Wood) Moody, 
daughter of Barzillai and Mary (Shattuck) Wood of Northfield 
and widow of Abijah Moody, whom she married June 8, 1807, 
at Northfield. She was born Dec. 15, 1787, at Northfield and 
died before Feb. 27, 1823, when Mr. Lincoln married (2), at 
Warwick, Mrs. Mary (Smith) Gale, daughter of Abner Smith 
of Warwick and widow of Jesse Gale, to whom she was published 
Nov. 19, 1794, at Warwick and who died June 18, 1817, at 
Warwick. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 465; Hist, of Warwick, 
pp. 209, 216, 224; Hist, of Northfield, pp. 482, 566; Mass. Vital 

Gushing Lincoln served one year on the school committee. 
He was a farmer. He and his second wife, Mary, and Jesse 
Gale are buried in Warwick cemetery, the body of Mary lying 
between her two husbands. The inscriptions on the stones are 
as follows: "Gushing Lincoln t died t Nov. 8, 1861 t AE. 87." 
"Mary t wife of J Gushing Lincoln J died t Nov. 30, 1859 t 
AE. 85." "Mr. J Jesse Gale t died t 18 June 1817 t AE 45 t 
Whilst at my calling as I wrought J By Gods supreme decree t 
Rapacious death rushM quick as thought t And snatch'd my 
life from me." 

The will of Gushing Lincoln of Warwick, yeoman, dated Apr. 
2, 1850, petition for its probate, dated March 11, 1862, names: 
"beloved wife Mary Lincoln"; gives "to my son Jotham Lincoln 
five dollars"; "to John G Gale my respected neighbor all the 
rest and residue of my real and personal estate," and names 
him as executor. No reason has been found for this somewhat 
extraordinary disposition of his property, but the following letter 
shows that his son thought it to be proper, and it is also of value 
as showing that there were no other children. 

"To Charles Mattoon, Esq., Judge of Probate, etc. Sir: 
Being the only child of the late Gushing Lincoln I hereby certify 
that I shall make no objection to the provisions of his last will 
and testament. May 12, 1862. [signed] Jotham Lincoln." 

(FrankHn Gounty Probate Files.) 


Child, by first wife, born at Northfield: 
aabhe a. Jotham, born Feb. 15, 1815. 

aabhg. John-Barker, son of John {Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Lydia (Jacob) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Feb. 7, 
1781, at Hingham; died July 29, 1832, at Hingham. He was a 
mariner by occupation and sailed a packet between Hingham 
and Boston. He lived at Hingham Center. 

He married, Jan. 1, 1809, at Hingham, Lucinda^, daughter of 
Hawkes^ (Hawkes"^, John^, IsraeP, Johri^) and Leah (Lincoln) 
Fearing of Hingham, aachh d, born Oct. 6, 1785, at Hingham; 
died March 14, 1840, at Hingham. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, 
pp. 471-2; Family Records of Mrs. Edith [Lincoln] Allen, aahhg 
ee.) Mr. Lincoln's will, dated Feb. 28, 1829, probated Aug. 28, 
1832, names: wife Lucinda; four sons, John, Albert, Samuel and 
William; and two daughters, Lucinda and Lydia. Mrs. Lincoln 
died intestate and administration on her estate was granted, 
Apr. 14, 1840, to her son John Lincoln. Samuel and William 
Lincoln, children of John B. Lincoln, were placed under guar- 
dianship of John Lincoln, Aug. 25; 1840. (Plymouth County 
Probate Records, vols. Ixxii, p. 379; xA, p. 338; viiiL, p. 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aabhg a. John, born Apr. 24, 1810. 

aabhg b. Lucinda, born May 3, 1812; died Sept. 12, 1894, at Hingham; 
married, Apr. 8, 1834, at Hingham, John-Holland, son of Sparrow and 
Mary (Holland) Nickerson of Hingham, born Dec. 7, 1805, at Hingham; 
died Sept. 26, 1852, at Hingham. His father was from Chatham, Mass. 
They had no children. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 91.) 

aabhg c. Lydia-Jacob, born Aug. 20, 1814; died Dec. 31, 1882, at Hing- 
ham; married, Dec. 9, 1837, at Hingham, Ebed^, son of Moses^ {Moses^, 
Isaac*, Josiah^, Anthony'^, William^) and Polly (Hersey) Sprague of 
Hingham, born Nov. 23, 1810, at Hingham; died there, June 10, 1894. 
They hved on Main street, "Liberty Plain," South Hingham. He was 
a farmer. (Ibid., p. 176, in which an error is made in caUing their child, 

Child, born at Hingham : 

a. Ebed, born Nov. 4, 1840; died June 16, 1894, unmarried. 

aabhg d. Albert, born May 21, 1818. 

aabhg e. Samuel, born Dec. 13, 1821, but "History of Hingham" says 
Nov. 13, 1820. 

aabhg f. William, born June 8, 1828; died March 29, 1868, at Hingham, 
unmarried. He was insane at death. (Mass. Vital Records.) 

l.i:Vl LINCOLN'. Seniok 


From (III oil paintini] by Jame.'i S. Lincoln 


aacbc. Levi, son of Enoch (Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) and 
Rachel (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born May 15, 
1749, at Hingham according to Hingham records, but all other 
records say May 5; died Apr. 14, 1820, at Worcester, Mass. 
(Worcester Records.) At an early age he showed a strong taste 
for study, but his father, unwilling to favor one son more than 
another, apprenticed him at the usual age to Jeremiah Lincoln, 
a blacksmith of Hingham and a great-grandson of Thomas 
Lincoln, the cooper. He remained with him until December, 
1767, when, having shown a strong distaste for his trade and a 
marked love for reading and study, in which he indulged during 
the hours usually allotted to sleep, his friends headed by the 
venerable Dr. Ebenezer Gay persuaded his master to relinquish 
his time, and his father to allow him to fit for and enter Harvard 
College. He studied for six months with Mr. Dunbar, the teacher 
of the public grammar school of Hingham, and was able to enter 
college the following summer, with the expectation of his friends 
and himself that he would enter the ministry. This purpose 
was deflected to the law by his hearing, on a casual visit to the 
courts, an eloquent address by the elder Adams. After gradua- 
tion in 1772 he studied law, first with Daniel Farnham, Esq., 
at Newburyport, Mass., and later with Joseph Hawley, Esq., 
at Northampton, Mass., from which town he marched with the 
minute men to Cambridge on the occasion of the Lexington 
alarm. On the passing of the immediate emergency he returned 
to Northampton, was admitted to the bar in Hampshire county 
and immediately after settled in Worcester, where he passed 
the remainder of his life. Here he at once took a prominent 
position and developed that decision of character, energy of 
purpose, capacity to lead and popular address which marked his 
career through life. From that time until compelled to retire 
from active life by almost total loss of sight some forty years 
later, he was in almost constant public service, either for the 
town, the state or the nation and, at the same time, carried on 
an extensive law practice which is said to have exceeded that of 
any other member of the bar. '^He was," says Joseph Willard 
in ''An Address before the Members of the Worcester County 
Bar," "without question, at the head of the bar, from the close 
of the Revolution till he left our courts at the commencement 


of the present century. His professional business far exceeded 
that of any other member of the bar. He was retained in every 
case of importance; and for many years, constantly attended 
the courts in Hampshire and Middlesex. His great command 
of language, his power in searching out the truth from unwilling 
witnesses, in analyzing, arranging and presenting to the mind 
the evidence of the case, rendered him a highly popular advocate, 
and gave him great success in jury trials." 

In December, 1775, on the reopening of the courts after their 
suspension, he was appointed Clerk and, on resigning this office 
in January, 1777, he was commissioned Judge of Probate, which 
office he held until 1781. At a town meeting, March 4, 1776, he 
was chosen a member of the committee of correspondence, 
inspection and safety, which position he held for one year. March 
11, 1777, he was on a committee to instruct the representatives. 
February 2, 1778, he was on a committee to draw up a petition and 
remonstrances. The petition was accepted and he was appointed 
to attend the General Court to prefer said petition. In 1779 he 
was specially designated to prosecute the claims of the govern- 
ment to the large estates of the refugees confiscated under the 
Absentee Act; and was commissioner to expedite the payment of 
the Continental tax. August 18, 1779, he was elected a delegate to 
a State convention to form a new constitution. September 1, 1779, 
he was moderator of the town meeting. In February, 1781, he was 
elected by the Legislature, under the Confederation, representa- 
tive in the Continental Congress, but the honor was declined. 
October 22, 1781, he was on a committee "to remonstrate 
against a Roads being Laid out by the Courts Committee through 
parte of the Town of Worcester." May 12, 1783, he was on a 
committee to prepare an answer to a letter received from the 
Committee of Correspondence of the Town of Boston and to 
prepare instructions for the representatives. In this year, 1783, 
he was called by the Supreme Court to the degree of Barrister 
at Law, a judicial distinction only conferred in Worcester county 
after the Revolution, upon himself and Judge John Sprague. 
March 5, 1792, he was chosen a member of the school committee. 
March 2, 1795, he was placed on a committee to district the town 
into school squadrons. May 7, 1796, he was chosen representa- 
tive to the General Court, to which office he was re-elected May 


15, 1797. In this latter year he was elected senator and seems 
to have served in both capacities, his name being recorded both 
as senator and representative in the Journals of the General 
Court, and while holding these offices *' exerted strong influence 
in the legislative action, particularly in the modification of the 
judicial and school systems." 

In the Fall of 1800, Hon. Dwight Foster having resigned his 
seat in the national house of representatives, a special election 
was held, August 20, to fill the vacancy. The law then requiring 
a majority to elect, there was no choice, which again happened 
at a second election held October 20, though on both occasions 
Mr. Lincoln received a plurality. At the general election on 
November 3, Mr. Lincoln was elected to the next congress, and 
at a third special election to fill the vacancy held December 18, 
he received a majority of the votes cast and took his seat in 
the last session of the sixth congress. He was, soon after, selected 
by President-Elect Jefferson to form one of his cabinet and on 
March 5, 1801, he was appointed Attorney-General of the United 
States. Mr. Madison, who had been appointed Secretary of 

I State, not arriving in Washington until May, Mr. Lincoln served 
as provisional Secretary of State until his arrival. After nearly 

I four years' service Mr. Lincoln resigned his office, and Mr. Jeffer- 
son on learning of his determination to do so wrote him the 
following letter, expressive of the confidential relations which 

; existed between them. The original of this letter is now in the 
possession of the compiler of this genealogy. 

''Washington Dec. 28, 04 

1 ''Dear Sir 

"I received last night your letter of the 26th proposing to 
resign your office and I received it with real affliction. It would 
have been my greatest happiness to have kept together to the 
end of my term our executive family : for our harmony & cordial- 
ity has really made us but as one family, believing too that 
another four years will consolidate the basis on which we are 
building the political & physical happiness of our country, I 
did wish to see my associates sharing each in that honest fame & 
heartfelt satisfaction with which such an achievement must 
reward them, yet I am a father and have been a husband. I 
know the sacred duties which these relations impose the feelings 


they inspire, & that they are not to be resisted by a warm heart. 
I yield therefore to your will, you carry with you my entire 
approbation of your official conduct, my thanks for your services, 
my regrets on losing them, and my affectionate friendship. 

"I must now turn to the painful task of finding a successor, 
altho you had prepared me for this event, I am as much un- 
provided as if it were now for the first time mentioned. I see 
not who is to fill the chasm, but this labor is my lot. be yours 
that of a domestic felicit}^, of health & long life, and with this 
wish accept my affectionate salutations & assurance of great & 
constant esteem & respect. 

[signed] "Th. Jefferson 

"Levi Lincoln esq'* 

But his public life was not yet ended. In the spring of 1806 
he was elected a member of the governor's council and in 1807 
and 1808 he was lieutenant-governor of the commonwealth with 
Governor James Sullivan at whose death, Dec. 10, 1808, he 
became acting governor for the remainder of the term, which 
then ended in May. In 1809 he was candidate for the governor- 
ship but was defeated. In May, 1810, and again in May, 1811, he 
was elected to the council, and in the latter year was appointed 
associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by 
President Madison, who wrote to him as follows: 

"You will see by the commission which will be forwarded from 
the Department of State, that I have taken the liberty of nominat- 
ing you to the Senate as successor to Judge Gushing, notwith- 
standing your remonstrances against .a recall into the national 
service. I was induced to this step, not only by my personal 
wishes, but by those of others, between whom and yourself 
exists all the reciprocal respect that can add weight to them, and 
particularly by their persuading themselves, that your patriotism 
would acquiesce in an appointment, however contrary it might 
be to your previous inclinations. I venture to flatter myself 
that in this we may not be disappointed: and that, in every 
event, you will regard the liberty I have taken in imposing the 
dilemma upon you, with the indulgence due to my motives, 
and to the great esteem and sincere friendship of which I prayB^ 
you to accept my renewed assurance." frcD 

This flattering appointment he was obliged to decline bylN? 


reason of failing eyesight, which afterwards resulted in almost 
total bHndness and enforced his final retirement from public 
life. On hearing of his decision Mr. Jefferson wrote him as 
follows: ''Be assured your place is high among those whose 
remembrance I have brought with me into retirement and 
cherish with warmth. I was overjoyed when I heard you were 
appointed to the supreme bench of national justice, and as much 
mortified when I heard you had declined." Partial restoration 
of sight enabled Mr. Lincoln to pass the remainder of his life 
in the cultivation of his farm and in classical studies, of both 
which pursuits he was passionately fond. His farm, consisting 
of 152 acres, was on both sides of the Boston turnpike, now 
Lincoln street, and the mansion house, removed many years 
ago, is still (1921) standing at the corner of Grove and Lexington 
• streets. 

Among the many legal cases in which Mr. Lincoln was en- 
gaged as counsel none, perhaps, was more important or had 
such far reaching results as the celebrated, but now almost 
forgotten, case of Jennison versus Caldwell, for enticing away a 
^ negro slave named Quork Walker, which was tried on appeal in 
1781 before the Superior Court of Judicature. There is no full 
report of the trial but Mr. Lincoln's brief is preserved among 
the manuscripts of the American Antiquarian Society. Basing 
his argument on the laws of nature and of God, on an article in 
. the ''Body of Liberties" of 1643, and on the first article in the 
. Bill of Rights adopted by the people of Massachusetts in 1780, 
he deduced that no man in this State could claim to be the master 
of another. Judgment was rendered for the Caldwells, Mr. 
Lincoln's clients, and the final effect of this was a verdict before 
j the Supreme Judicial Court in 1783, which forever abolished 
> slavery in Massachusetts. In an obituary notice in the "Spy," 
Apr. 26, 1820, a few days after Mr. Lincoln's death, is the follow- 
ing reference to this case : 

"How few of our rising politicians have been taught that the 

first practical comment on the introductory clause of the Bill of 

; Rights was first given by a Worcester jury: That it was here 

- first shown, by the irresistible eloquence of Lincoln, that all 

men were in truth born free and equal, and that a Court sitting 

under the authority of our Constitution could not admit as a 



justification for an assault, the principle of Master and Slave: 
That it was the memorable verdict obtained upon this trial 
which first broke the fetters of negro slavery in Massachusetts, 
and let the oppressed free. This deed of Judge Lincoln, even if it 
stood alone, ought to consecrate his memory with every free- 

It is a remarkable fact that the abolition of slavery in Massa- 
chusetts, thus peaceably brought about by the eloquence and 
arguments of one descendant of Samuel Lincoln, the Hingham 
settler, was followed some eighty years later, in the midst of a 
civil war, by the act of another descendant. President Abraham 
Lincoln, which forever abolished slavery in the whole United 
States. (See Hist, of Worcester County, Boston, 1879, pp. 66-69; 
Proceedings Mass. Hist. Soc'y, 1873-5, pp. 293-8; also Collections 
of ditto, vol. xxxix, pp. 333-346, for further account of these 

Mr. Lincoln married, Nov. 25, 1781, at Lancaster, Mass. (by 
Rev. Timothy Harrington), Martha^, daughter of DanieP {Cor- 
nelius^, Cornelius^, Cornelius^) and Rebecca (Salisbury) Waldo 
of Worcester, born Sept. 14, 1761, at Boston, Mass., died March 
28, 1828, at Worcester. "It is a circumstance worthy of note, 
that she was followed to the grave by two sons, who are now 
Governors of the States of Massachusetts and Maine, and by 
another son and son-in-law, who are senators of Massachusetts, 
and a brother who has held the same station." (From the 
Worcester Spy, Apr. 2, 1828.) They are both buried in Rural 
cemetery, Worcester. There is no portrait of Mrs. Lincoln known 
to be in existence. The only life portrait of Mr. Lincoln is a high 
relief in wax, said to have been executed by C. Rauschner, a 
Russian Pole, while Mr. Lincoln was lieutenant-governor, and 
now in the possession of Waldo Lincoln, his great-grandson. 
From this several oil portraits have been made, one of which is 
in the office of the Attorney-General at Washington. 

Children, born at Worcester: 

aacbc a. Levi, born Oct. 25, 1782. 

aacbc b. Daniel-Waldo, born March 2, 1784; died Apr. 17, 1815, at Worces- 
ter, unmarried. "He graduated at Harvard College, 1803, read law 
with his father, established himself in Portland, Me., was appointed 
by Gov. Sullivan, County Attorney of Cumberland; was in practice 
in Boston from April, 1810, to July, 1813; and then resumed business 



From a wax portrait by John Christian Rauschner 


in Portland. An oration delivered at Worcester, July 4, 1805, and one 
before the Bunker Hill Association, July 4, 1810, are the only printed 
memorials of the splendid genius he possessed." (Hist, of Worcester, 
p. 271.) A volume of his letters is in the possession of his great-nephew, 
Waldo Lincoln. An obituary notice of him in the Worcester "Aegis," 
Apr. 19, 1815, says: "The loss of this gentleman is a calamity which 
reaches beyond the circle of his connections and acquaintances. Society 
is deprived of the most distinguished talents and virtues. In the at- 
tainments of the scholar, in the accomphshments of the gentleman, in 
the noble enthusiasm of the patriot, in all the best quaHties and affec- 
tions of the human heart, few in our country have equalled, scarce any 
exceeded him. All who knew him were his friends, all who remember 
him are his mourners. 

"Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat inebrare longam." 

aacbc c. Martha, born Oct. 19, 1785; died Apr. 19, 1822, at Charlestown, 
Mass.; married, May 23, 1814, at Worcester, Leonard-Moody^, son of 
James^ (Leonard^, Phineas^, James^, James^) and Sarah (Dickenson) 
Parker of Shirley, Mass., born Jan, 9, 1789, at Shirley; died Aug. 25, 
1854, at Shirley. He graduated at Dartmouth College, 1808, and studied 
law in the office of Levi Lincoln at Worcester. He practised his profes- 
sion at Charlestown, Mass., and Shirley, was a representative in the 
General Court in 1829, 1830 and 1851, and was State senator in 1818, 
'19, '26-'28, '36, '37 and 1840. In 1820 he was a member of the Con- 
stitutional convention and in 1830 succeeded General Boyd as Naval 
Officer at Boston, which office he held until 1834. (Hist, of Shirley; 
Massachusetts Manuals; Jennison Papers in Am. Ant. Society's library.) 
Children, born at Charlestown : 
a. Martha-Lincoln, born Aug. 4, 1815; died Oct. 2, 1835, un- 
6. Elizabeth- Waldo, born May 9, 1817; mar. Francis-Harrison 

c. Sarah-Rebecca, born March 16, 1822; mar. Joseph Mason. 

aacbc d. John-Waldo, born June 23, 1787. 

aacbc e. Enoch, born Dec. 28, 1788. 

aacbc f. Waldo, born July 10, 1790, but his gravestone says June 10; died 
Aug. 25, 1795, at Worcester. 

aacbc g. Rebecca, born Jan. 11, 1792; died Jan. 10, 1855, at Worcester; 
married, Apr. 24, 1817, at Worcester, Rejoice^, son of Isaac^ (John^ 
Abner^, Samuel"^, Roger^) and Hester (Grennell) Newton of Greenfield, 
Mass., born Oct. 18, 1782, at Greenfield; died Feb. 4, 1868, at Worcester. 
He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1807; studied law with Hon. 
Francis Blake in Worcester and was admitted to the bar in 1810. "New- 
ton Genealogy," p. 708, says he studied with Judge Joseph W. Newcomb 
and E. H. Wills. In any case immediately after admission to the bar 
he associated himself in professional business with Mr. Blake, which 
connect,ion continued until April, 1814. In 1818 he was appointed 
County attorney, succeeding Mr. William-Charles White, which office 
he filled with ability and resigned in 1825. He was representative in 
the General Court in 1829, 1830 and 1831, and State senator in 1834. 
In 1826 he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, William Lin- 
coln, aacbc j, which lasted until the latter's death in 1843. In 1842 
he was appointed a commissioner in bankruptcy and held the office until 


the law was repealed under which the appointment was made. He had 
great equanimity of character, and never lost or gained a case but the 
result was precisely what he expected. Hence he was perfectly satisfied 
with the result of every case. He was honest, confiding and capable, 
and discharged all the duties pertaining to his various offices with ability 
and fidelity, and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. He was 
an occasional writer in the Federal papers, and an oration delivered by 
him, July 4, 1814, to the citizens of Worcester was published. He was 
for forty-seven years a member of the Worcester Fire Society, a social 
organization, and was long a member and officer of the American Anti- 
quarian Society. He was grandson of John Newton who was from 
Durham, Conn., and married a Pickett. (Waldo Genealogy, p. 278; 
Jennison Manuscripts; Reminiscences of Worcester Fire Society, No. 
4, p. 37; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. xxiii, p. 84; "Rev. Roger 
Newton," pp. 14-18.) 

Children, born at Worcester: 

a. Daniel-Lincoln, born Nov. 24, 1818; died June 30, 1820. 

b. Levi-Lincoln, born Aug. 20, 1820; died Oct. 21, 1847, un- 

c. Hester, born June 1, 1823; mar. John-Walcott Wetherell. 
aacbc h. Waldo, born Jan. 8, 1799; died same day. 

aucbc i. Waldo, born Apr. 26, 1800, gravestone says Apr. 21; died Aug. 13, 

aacbc j. William, born Sept. 26, 1801. 

aacbe. Amos, son of Enoch (Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Rachel (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born March 
18, 1753, at Hingham; died Jan. 14, 1829, at Quincy, Mass. 
(Quincy Records and Records of Frederic- Walker Lincoln, 
aacbe da, but Boston Records say Jan. 19, and another record 
says the 15th.) When a young man he was apprenticed to 
Thomas Crafts of Boston to learn the carpenter trade, and with 
young Thomas Crafts took part in the '' Boston Tea Party." 
They obtained their disguises through the assistance of the 
senior Mr. Crafts who, it is said, at family prayers that night 
prayed for ''the young men out on their perilous errand. '^ At 
the breaking out of the Revolution, Lincoln was commissioned, 
May 10, 1776, lieutenant in the artillery company commanded 
by Thomas Crafts, Jr. ; was promoted to be captain and continued 
in the service until Feb. 26, 1779, when, in company with the 
other officers of the regiment, he resigned for the reason that the 
legislature had failed to redress their grievances. March 23, 1779, 
he was commissioned captain in the corps of artillery commanded 
by Col. Paul Revere, and continued in that service until May 4, 
1780. Meanwhile he was commissioned, Apr. 9, 1780, captain 


of a company of matrosses and was discharged Aug. 21, 1783, 
after a service of thirty-nine months, fifteen days, thus having 
seen almost unbroken service for over seven years. (Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors in Rev. War, vol. ix, p. 799.) During this 
service he was at the battle of Bunker Hill attached to Stark's 
regiment; was in the actions at Bennington, Brandy wine and 
Monmouth; and was at one time aid to Governor Hancock. He 
commanded the company at Fort Independence which fired the 
salute at the first celebration of Independence Day in Boston, 
July 4, 1777. At the close of the war he returned to his trade of 
carpenter and was master-workman at the erection of the State 
House on Beacon Hill. He Hved at Boston until near the end 
of his life, when he removed to Quincy. (Crafts Family, p. 74; 
Memorial of Frederic- Walker Lincoln, p. 10; Life of Paul 
Revere, p. 647.) 

He married (1), Jan. 14, 1781, perhaps at Boston where his 
intentions were recorded in November, 1780, Deborah, daughter 
of Paul and Sarah (Orne) Revere of Boston, born Apr. 3, 1758, 
at Boston; died Jan. 3, 1797, at Boston. (Life of Paul Revere, 
p. 25, but the records of Frederic-Walker Lincoln give the dates 
Apr. 8, and Jan. 8, respectively.) 

He married (2), his intentions being recorded at Boston May 
24, 1797, Elizabeth Revere, sister of his first wife, born Dec. 5, 
1770, at Boston; died, say the Family records, Apr. 11, 1805, 
at Boston, but Boston records say Apr. 12. 

He married (3), July 26, 1805, intentions recorded at Boston, 
July 4, Mrs. Martha (Howard) Robb of Boston, whose parentage 
has not been learned but who was widow of Thomas Robb, whose 
intentions to marry Patty Howard were pubUshed at Boston, 
June 9, 1785. He was born Nov. 5, 1757, at Boston, the son of 
James Robb, whose wife is called in Boston records Ann Tolait, 
which is thought to be intended for Fleet. Thomas and Martha 
Robb had a daughter Martha, whose will recorded in Suffolk 
County Probate Registry, vol. cccclxxxi, p. 27, names many 
Howard and Lincoln relatives. Mrs. Martha Lincoln was born 
in 1766, and died July 12, 1816, at Boston, aged 50 years. 

Children, by first wife, born at Boston: 
aacbe a. Louis, born Dec. 7, 1781; died young. 


aacbe b. Francis, born March 29, 1783, baptized "Frank" Apr. 6, 1783, 

at New South Church, Boston. 
aacbe c. Sally, born March 6, 1785, bapt. March 13, 1785, at New South 

Church; Hving, 1816, when she was called "Sarah-Lewis" in Paul Re- 

vere's will, and was then apparently unmarried, 
aacbe d. Louis, born March 4, 1787, bapt. March 11, 1787, at New South 

aacbe e. Deborah-Revere, born March 30, 1789, bapt. Apr. 10, 1789, at 

New South Church; died May 14, 1826, aged 37 years, "from Canton 

and buried at Copps Hill," Boston, unmarried. 
aacbe f. Polly, born March 16, 1791; died young. 
aacbt g. Paul-Revere, born July 13, 1792, probably died young as he is 

not named in his grandfather Paul Revere's will, 1816. 
aacbe h. Amos, born Sept. 1, 1794. 
aacbe i. Frederic- Walker, bom June 12, 1796. 

Children, by second wife: 

aacbe j. Mary-Vinal, born Dec. 27, 1797; died Oct. 15, 1826, at Quincy; 
married, Apr. 10, 1826, at Quincy, Nathan Josselyn of Quincy, who first 
married her sister, Frances-Revere, and as a third wife her sister, Eliza- 
Maria. Mary-Vinal had no child. (Quincy Records.) 

aacbe k. Frances-Revere, bom Dec. 19, 1799; died March 29, 1825, at 
Quincy (Quincy Records); married, Dec. 25, 1822, at Boston, by Rev. 
Paul Dean, Nathan^, son of Eleazer^ (Abraham*, Nathaniel^, Henry^, 
Abraham^) and Bethia (Bourne) Josselyn of Hanover, Mass., born Jan. 
15, 1794, at Hanover; died Oct. 5, 1851, at Charlestown, Mass. (Boston 
Records; Hist, of Hanover, p. 341; Mass. Vital Records.) He married 
(2) her sister Mary-Vinal and (3) her sister Eliza-Maria. He had still 
a fourth wife, Eliza Bronsden, by whom he had four children: Ehza- 
Maria, born Dec. 3, 1831; Josephine, born Apr. 15, 1833; Lucretia- 
Smith, born Dec. 17, 1835; and Nathan- Webster, born Sept. 26, 1841, 
all recorded at Quincy. He is called "ship-carpenter." 
Child, bom at Quincy: 
a. Nathan-Lincoln, born Apr. 11, 1824; died Oct. 19, 1825. 

aacbe 1. Abraham-Orne, born June 18, 1801. 

aacbe m. Eliza-Maria, born March 15, 1803; died May 27, 1830, at Quincy; 
married, Dec. 27, 1827, at Quincy, Nathan Josselyn of Quincy, who had 
previously married her sisters, Frances-Revere and Mary-Vinal. 
Children, born at Quincy : 

a. Mary-Vinal, \, ., ^ ,__„/ died March 3, 1829. 

b. Frances-Revere, / ^^^^ Nov. 3, 1828; { 

aacbe n. Maria-Revere, born Dec. 26, 1804; probably died young as she 
is not named in her grandfather Paul Revere's will, 1816. 

Children, by third wife: 

aacbe o. Anna-Matilda, bom June 2, 1806; died Apr. 28, 1812, at Boston. 
aacbe p. Lucy- Augusta, born July 22, 1808; died Nov. 19, 1872, at Worces- 
ter, Mass., unmarried. (Worcester Records.) 
aacbe q. Caroline-Howard, born Oct. 3, 1810; died May 25, 1817, at 
. Boston. 


aacbg. Ezra, son of Enoch (Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Rachel (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Nov. 26, 
1756, at Hingham; died Jan. 11, 1829, at Hingham. He died 
intestate and March 19, 1829, Ezra Lincoln of Boston, printer, 
was appointed administrator on his estate. (Plymouth County- 
Probate Records, vol. Ixi, p. 274.) He was a printer but in a deed 
dated Oct. 28, 1793, by which he and his wife conveyed to his 
brother, Jedediah Lincoln of Boston, housewright, one half 
part of a division house near Cross street, Boston, "part of the 
real estate of which Samuel Treat of Boston died seized," he is 
called "of Hingham, housewright.'' During most of his active 
life he lived at Boston. 

He married, June 27, 1784, at Hingham, by Rev. Daniel Shute, 
RacheP, daughter of Benjamin^ (Solomon^, Matthew^, DanieP, 
Matthew^) and Ruth (Croade) Cushing of Hingham, born Nov. 
18, 1755, at Hingham; died July 13, 1797, probably at Boston 
but perhaps at Hingham, since she is buried in Hingham ceme- 
tery, where her gravestone is inscribed as follows: "In memory 
of t Mrs Rachel Lincoln t Wife of t M'" Ezra Lincoln J died 
July 13 1797 J Aged 41 Years J and 8 Months." (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 472; Genealogy of the Cushing Family, 
p. 44; Hist, of Pembroke, N. H., pp. 55, 57; Suffolk County 
Deeds, vol. clxxxiii, f. 232.) 

Children, born: a at Boston; b, c at Hingham: 

aacbg a. Chaelotte, born Oct. 4, 1785, bapt. Oct. 16, 1785, at New South 
Church; married Asa Lincoln, aabcd a. 

aacbg b. Rachel, born May 2, 1787; di^d May 10, 1864, at Hingham, un- 
married. Administration on her estate was granted to Lowell Lincoln, 
aacbg ck, Aug. 10, 1864. (Plymouth County Probate Records.) 

aacbg c. Ezra, born Oct. 13, 1789. 

aacbi. Jedediah, son of Enoch {Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Rachel (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Nov. 1, 
1760, at Hingham; died Dec. 29, 1820, at Boston, Mass. (Family 
Bible, but Boston records say Dec. 28.) He lived at Boston 
and is described as '' wood- wharfinger '^ in the probate records, 
but in a deed dated Oct. 28, 1793, by which he bought part of a 
''division House '^ on Cross street, Boston, of his brother Ezra, 
he is called "housewright." (Suffolk County Deeds, vol. clxxxiii, 
f. 232.) He died intestate, and administration on his estate was 


granted Jan. 8, 1821, to Mary Lincoln, his widow. The first 
account of the administratrix was approved, May 12, 1823, by 
A. E. Lincoln; J. R. Lincohi; Mary Lincoln; and F. W. Lincoln, 
guardian to Elizabeth Lincoln, Charles Lincoln and Adeline 
Lincoln, minors; all heirs at law to Jedcdiah Lincoln, deceased. 
The second account was approved, July 18, 1825, by Alex*" R. 
Lincoln; Mary Lincoln; and Joshua R. Lincoln. (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vols, clxxi, p. 63; cxxi^, p. 358; cxxiii^, p. 

He married (1), Oct. 27, 1785, at Boston, intentions published 
Sept. 30, at Boston, Betsey^, daughter of Robert^ (Benjamin^) 
and Mary ( [White] Clark) Edwards of Boston, born Feb. 27, 
1764, at Boston; died Nov. 13, 1796. (Family Bible; Boston 
Records say born Apr. 27, 1765; ''Bronsdon & Box Families," 
p. 44, says born Feb. 27, 1765.) 

He married (2), July 15, 1797, at Boston (Family Bible; Boston 
Records say July 16, by Rev. John Lathrop), Mary, daughter 
of Paul and Sarah (Orne) Revere of Boston, born March 19, 1768, 
at Boston (Boston Records; Life of Paul Revere, p. 25; Family 
Bible says 1770); died Aug. 12, 1853, at Hingham. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 466; Mass. Vital Records.) Her will, dated 
June 1, 1838, probated Aug. 30, 1853, names: two daughters, 
Mary Riddle and Adeline, wife of William-Otis Lincoln; brother 
Joseph W. Revere of Boston; father Paul Revere; and makes 
Solomon Lincoln of Hingham, executor. (Plymouth County 
Probate Records, vol. xcv, p. 401.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Boston: 

aacbi a. Alexander-Edwards, born July 12, 1786. 

aacbi b. Betsey, born Jan. 5, 1788; died Apr. 23, 1803, at Boston. (Boston 
Records say died Apr. 27.) 

aacbi c. Jedediah, born Aug. 18, 1789; died Apr. 24, 1809. Boston records 
say he died March 24, 1810. 

aacbi d. Robert, born Nov. 8, 1791; died February, 1821, unmarried. 

aacbi e. George, born Aug. 27, 1793; died March 3, 1818, unmarried. Bos- 
ton records say that "Charlotte, of the family of Jedediah, died Apr. 
3, 1819 aged 25." This is probably an error of name and date for George. 
The dates of the births and deaths of these children are from the family 
Bible, which was owned by Charles-Lincoln Riddle, aacbi gc. The 
Boston records frequently differ. When the family Bible and town records 
disagree, preference must be given to the Bible. 

aacbi f. Samuel, born Aug. 11, 1795; died Oct. 20, 1820, unmarried. 


Children, by second wife, born at Boston: 

aacbi g. Mary, born Sept. 28, 1798; died Aug. 11, 1876, at Hingham; mar- 
ried, July 2, 1826, at Hingham, David, son of Isaac (Gawm) and Ann 
(Aiken) Riddle of Bedford, N. H. (see aacbk), born Aug. 27, 1797, at 
Bedford; died July 23, 1835, at Merrimac, N. H. Mr. Riddle entered 
Dartmouth College in 1814 but soon retired therefrom, on account of 
ill health, and made a voyage to Russia. Later he engaged in business 
with the Boston house of Isaac Riddle & Sons. After his death his 
family removed to Hingham from Merrimac, where they had Hved dur- 
ing his life. (Hist, of the Ancient Ryedales, pp. 230, 237; Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. iii, p. 131.) 

Children, born at Merrimac : 

a. Mary E., born Apr. 16, 1827; living 1906, unmarried. 

6. Oilman, born Oct. 18, 1828; died Sept. 11, 1835. 

c. Charles-Lincoln, born Dec. 7, 1830; mar. Frances-Eliza Field.* 

d. Adeline L., born Apr. 11, 1833; living 1906, unmarried. 
aacbi h. William-Henry, born Apr. 19, 1800; died Oct. 9, 1817. 

aacbi i. Joshua-Revere, born Apr. 7, 1802; died Aug. 6, 1826, at Boston, 
unmarried. He was buried at Copps Hill, tomb No. 7. 

aacbi j. Betsey, born Feb. 13, 1805; died Jan. 3, 1828, unmarried. 

aacbi k. Charles-Augustus, born Dec. 19, 1806; died July 12, 1829, un- 
married. Boston records say died July 13. 

aacbi I. Serena-Lambert, born Dec. 19, 1808; died May 11, 1811. Boston 
records say she died May 21, 1812, aged 3, and was buried at No. 7 
Copps Hill. 

aacbi m. Adeline, born Aug. 3, 1810; married William-Otis Lincoln 
aacdd d. 

aacbj. Abraham, son of Enoch (Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Rachel (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Sept. 5, 
1762, at Hingham; died July 2, 1824, at Boston, Mass., whither 
he had gone to attend a meeting of the Governor's Council, of 
which he was a member. He removed to Worcester, Mass., soon 
after his brother Levi, and became an apothecary, generally 
going under the title of " Doctor.'' " Carl's Tour in Main Street," 
chapter v, says: 'Hhere was a wooden building standing at the 
southwest corner of Lincoln Square, about where the bank wall 

*Mr. Riddle died Feb. 8, 1907. His will, dated June 26, 1906, names: sisters Mary E. Riddle 
and Adeline L. Riddle; son Charles- Wisner Riddle; wife Frances-Eliza Riddle. (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. dcccxcv, p. 18.) The following obituary is from the Boston "Transcript" : 
"There passed away from this world on Feb. 8 one of those faithful souls whose modesty 
prevented his real worth from being known to all except those few whose privilege it was to 
meet him intimately. Charles-Lincoln Riddle was born on Dec. 7, 1830. His mother was Mary 
Lincoln, the eldest grandchild of Paul Revere, whose sterling character of justice, faithfulness 
and uprightness were easily discernible in his great-grandson, Charles L. Riddle. Mr. Riddle 
entered the Webster Bank the day it opened for business in 1853, and remained a faithful 
servant of the institution, until it was merged with the Atlas Bank, in 1904 — a period of 51 
years — when he retired from active business. One of Mr. Riddle's business friends remarked of 
him that no man of more sterling integrity was ever seen on State street. In 1904 he celebrated 
the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage with Frances E. Field, a daughter of the late Barnum 
Field, a prominent Boston teacher. He died as he lived, quietly and peacefully, and the memory 
of his life is the best legacy he could have left to his family and friends." He had the family 
Bible of Jedediah Lincoln. 


now terminates in front of the court houses. It was then a 
grocery; but my father said that it had been noted for many 
years in his day as the headquarters of the democratic poHticians 
of Worcester. Dr. Abraham Lincoln, he said, kept an apothecary 
shop there, and there the poHtics of the day were discussed. 
My father said that Dr. Lincoln loved politics and segars equally 
well; and all day long he would sit with his heels up, smoking his 
much loved 'Indian weed.' " 

Under the federal administration of President Adams Mr. 
Lincoln was supervisor of the revenue for Worcester county. 
About 1801 he became attached to the dominant anti-federal 
party and was placed at the head of the municipal concerns of 
the town as chairman of the selectmen, a station to which he 
was annually elected from 1809 to 1824. He also represented 
the town in the State legislature, serving as representative con- 
tinuously from 1809 to 1823, and the last year was elected to the 
State senate. In 1820 in company with his nephew, Levi Lincoln, 
Jr., and Edward D. Bangs he was elected a delegate to the State 
onstitutional convention. 

January 1, 1784, the following advertisement appeared in the 
''Massachusetts Spy," published at Worcester, probably for the 
first time: 

"To be sold at J Abraham Lincoln's Store J A little North 
of the Court House, J in Worcester, t A General assortment t 
of Drugs and Medi- J cines. Also J West-India Goods, Rock t 
Salt, &c. &c. t Where Cash, or any of the above t Articles at 
Cast [sic] Price will be given for J Ashes, in any quantities, on 
their deli- J very at said Store, or any place that may t be more 
convenient to the Seller. J Worcester, December 30*^ 1783." 

The following obituary is from the "National Aegis" of July 7, 
1824: ''Mr. Lincoln's death was of the most sudden occurrence. 
He had been engaged in the session of the Council during the day, 
apparently in good health and spirits. Towards evening he 
mentioned to a Friend who called upon him, at his lodgings, that 
he had experienced some degree of faintness, on going to the 
State House in the morning, and was obliged to call a carriage, 
but that he then felt entirely recovered. Almost immediately 
and while in conversation, he was observed to be falling, and in 
less than an hour was a corpse. 


*'No event which it has been our painful affair to record, has 
been met with a more keen sensation of surprise and distress, 
than the melancholy intelligence of the sudden death of this 
gentleman, by the Inhabitants of this town. The expression of 
every countenance upon its annunciation, was that of unfeigned 
sorrow and mourning, and the deep and solemn silence of afflicted 
feeling testified to the regard entertained for his person, and the 
respect in which his memory will long be cherished. For many 
years the life of Doct. Lincoln has been intimately associated 
with the most important concerns of the Town — He had long 
been, and was, at the time of his decease, Chairman of the Board 
of Selectmen, and of the Overseers of the Poor, and Chairman 
of the Board of Assessors. On almost all occasions of the pubHc 
meetings of the Citizens, as if by a common preference, he was 
made their presiding officer. He had repeatedly been elected to 
represent the Town in the Legislature of the Commonwealth, 
and by the suffrages of the Representatives of the whole people, 
he was elevated from that station, to a seat at the Council Board. 
In every situation, to which he was called, he acquired a reputa- 
tion for capacity in business, and fidelity in its discharge, which 
secured to him the most entire and universal confidence. His 
political course was consistent and dignified, — theoretically and 
practically that of a plain and inflexible Republican. No man 
now living among us, has made such personal sacrifices to vindi- 
cate the principles of the government, and no man had less of 
self in the accomplishment of poHtical objects. There was in 
him no indirectness of purpose, no resort to dishonorable means 
of gratification, but frank and explicit in the avowal of his 
sentiments, and scrupulously honest in his conduct, even in 
times of great excitement, which are happily past, and under 
circumstances of distressing responsibility, he maintained a 
high degree of influence with his political friends, and enjoyed 
the respect of his political opponents. In the relations of private 
life, there are the poor, and the afflicted. Friends, Neighbors, and 
Acquaintances to bear witness, by their tears of grateful re- 
membrance to the frequent offices of tender attention and kind- 
ness, which his benevolent and sympathetic heart suggested. 
By them, by the Inhabitants of the Town generally, with almost 
every one of whom, his business and public stations led to asso- 


ciation and intercourse, and by the people of the Commonwealth 
at large, who in him possessed a faithful and devoted servant, 
his death will bo long deplored, and his memory held in honorable 

The following characterization is from ''Reminiscences of the 
Worcester Fire Society," series 1, p. 30, by his nephew, Levi 
Lincoln, Jr.: "Instructed in the knowledge and composition of 
medicines by Dr. Benjamin Green, then a physician of repute 
in town, he commenced the business of a druggist, which, with 
a just confidence, on the part of physicians and others, in his 
skill and scrupulous care, and honest dealing in compounding 
and dispensing, he continued through life . . . His store 
stood in front of the location of Antiquarian Hall, within the 
present line of the street; and for many years and at the time 
of his death he lived in the old family Bigelow mansion under 
the hill, nearly opposite the Court House . . . He was a man 
of warm and generous feelings, reliable in his attachments, but 
strong in his prejudices. An active and influential politician 
in high party times, with many devoted party friends he had 
bitter political opponents. A direct bold straight-forwardness, 
in what were his convictions of right and duty, was the marked 
characteristic of his conduct; and however the measure which 
he advocated might be condemned by any, the sincerity of his 
professions, and his integrity and personal honor were never 
doubted . . . He was a portly gentleman . . . He was 
quite bonhommie in his manner, fond of fun and somewhat given 
to practical jokes." Mr. Lincoln died intestate and his estate 
was inventoried at $6677.77. 

He married, Jan. 7, 1787, at Worcester, Nancy^, daughter of 
Timothy^ (DanieP, Joshua^, John^) and Anna (Andrews) Bigelow 
of Worcester, born Jan. 2, 1765, at Worcester; died Apr. 29, 
1839, at Worcester. Her will, dated June 9, 1827, probated 
June 1, 1839, gave to her ''beloved daughters Sally Lincoln 
and Harriet Whitney the wife of Francis Whitney" $1 each, 
''because they are already better provided for than my other 
daughters," and gave to "my beloved daughters Nancy Lincoln 
and Charlotte Lincoln" all the rest residue and remainder. Tyler 
Bigelow of Watertown executor. The estate was appraised at 
$1791. May 14, 1839, Francis Whitney and Harriet Whitney 


assented to the probate of the will. (Worcester County Probate 

Children, born at Worcester: 

aacbj a, Nancy, born July 19, 1788; died Dec. 3, 1872, at Shrewsbury, 
Mass., unmarried. She and her sister Charlotte are buried in Rural 
cemetery, Worcester. Her will, dated Dec. 3, 1867, filed for probate 
March 31, 1873, was executed at Rutland, Vt. In it provision was made 
for the erection of a monument to the memory of her father, mother, 
sister and brother (already buried) and of herself in Rural cemetery, 
Worcester, and for the care of the lot, and a number of bequests were 
made to distant relatives; $1000 was given to the Children's Friend 
Society of Worcester and "kinsman Rev. Norman Seaver of Rutland, Vt.," 
was made residuary legatee. (Worcester County Probate Files.) 

aacbj b. Sarah, born Dec. 7, 1789. She was never married but the date of 
her death has not been learned. It must have occurred after 1827. 

aacbj c. Harriet, born Apr. 29, 1791; died June 20, 1853, at Watertown, 
Mass.; married (1), Jan. 1, 1816, at Watertown, Francis^, son of Nathaniel- 
Ruggles^ (Simon^, Daniel*, Benjamin^, John^, John^) and Abigail (Froth- 
ingham) Whitney of Watertown, born June 29, 1788, at Watertown; 
died Jan. 18, 1845, at Watertown. She married (2), Dec. 15, 1847, at 
Watertown, Tyler^, son of David* {Daniel^, Joshua^, Johin}) and Deborah 
(Heywood) Bigelow of Worcester, her own cousin, who was born Aug. 
13, 1778, at Worcester and died May 23, 1865, at Watertown. His first 
wife, whom he married Nov. 26, 1806, at Worcester, was Harriet's 
aunt, Clarissa, daughter of Hon. Timothy and Anna (Andrews) Bigelow, 
born Dec. 29, 1781, at Worcester; died March 1, 1846, at Watertown, 
leaving eight children, of whom George-Tyler became chief justice of 
the supreme court of Massachusetts. Harriet Lincoln had no children 
by either husband. (Watertown Records; Whitney Genealogy, p. 158.) 

aacbj d. Andrew, born Jan. 2, 1794; died Aug. 27, 1796. 

aacbj e. Charlotte, born July 25, 1797; died Sept. 9, 1866, at Worcester, 

aacda. William, son of William {Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Mary (Otis) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born July 1, 1761, 
at Hingham; died Oct. 29, 1839, at Marlborough, N. H. (Hist. 
of Marlborough; New Hampshire Vital Records erroneously 
say he died Oct. 23, 1830; Ashby Records say he died at Ashby.) 
He removed first to Dedham, Mass., and was living there at the 
time of his marriage, but soon after removed to East Sudbury, 
Mass., now Wayland, and lived there until the summer of 1792 
when he removed with his family to Marlborough, where he 
purchased of Samuel Collins the Joslin place which, in 1885, 
was owned by Murray Fitch. Tradition asserts that he planted 
the elm tree near Mr. Fitch's house which, in 1885, was the 
most beautiful shade tree in the town. He was a farmer, but the 


''History of Marlborough" says he was a tanner; lived in 1794 
in the northwest district; kept a tavern in 1800; was a member 
of the Library Society in 1795; and of the Universali'st Church 
in 1816. 

He married, June 5, 1787, at Hingham,* JaeP, daughter of 
Joseph^ {Solomon*, Matthew^, Daniel^, Matthew^) and Sarah 
(Leavitt) Gushing of Hingham, born Apr. 6, 1764, at Hingham; 
died Oct. 30, 1840, at Ashby, Mass. (Hist, of Marlborough, 
N. H., pp. 138, 148, 184, 193, 560; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 
466; Dedham Records.) 

Children, born: a-c at Wayland, Mass.; d-h at Marlborough, 
N. H.: 

aacda a. William, born May 2, 1788; died Dec. 27, 1813, in Ohio, probably 

aacda b. Polly-Otis, born Feb. 21, 1790; died June 30, 1855, at Ashby, 
Mass.; married, intentions published June 27, and certificate given July 
12, 1814, at Ashby, EzekieP, son of Benjamin^ (James^) and Susanna 
(Martin) Cohnan of Ashby, born Feb. 22, 1784, at Ashby; died Dec. 5, 
1854, at Ashby, aged 70 years, 9 months, 13 days, if his birth is correctly 
given in the Ashby records, but Massachusetts Vital Records say he died 
Dec. 10, 1854, aged 70 years, 10 months and 13 days, which would make 
his birth Jan. 27, 1784. They had no children, but an adopted son, 
Henry- Wiley Colman, was living in 1913, at Lynn or Nahant, a physician 
or druggist. Mr. Colman's father, Benjamin, sixth child of James 
Colman, was bapt. in Lunenburg, Mass., Aug. 3, 1749, and married, 
Dec. 25, 1770, Susanna, daughter of John Martin. Benjamin was a 
prominent citizen of Ashby, town clerk 1794-8. John Martin, born 
Oct. 12, 1740, married Betty Chaplin of Lunenburg, March 3, 1761. He 
was son of John Martin who removed from Ipswich, Mass., 1739. (Hist, 
of Ashburnham, Mass., pp. 639, 809.) 

aacda c. Sally, born May 16, 1792; died Apr. 8, 1876, at Marlborough; 
married, Nov. 11, 1813, at Marlborough according to "History of Marl- 
borough," but "Whitcomb Genealogy" says Dec. 2, 1813, Simeon'^, 
son of Levi* {Jo¥, Jonathan^, Jonathan^, Jonathan^, John^) and Hannah 
(Baker) Whitcomb of Nelson, N. H., born May 28, 1790, at Nelson; 
died Jan. 1, 1869, at Marlborough. He lived for many years on a farm 
near the "pine woods," then removed to the place occupied in 1885 
by his daughter Hannah. For forty-six years he was a member, and for 
thirty-eight years an officer, of the Congregational Church in Marl- 
borough. He was of a social disposition, had much firmness of character 
and possessed a sound judgment. (Hist, of Marlborough, p. 680; Whit- 
comb Genealogy, p. 249; Fairbanks Genealogy, p. 441; Descendants 
of John White, vol. i, p. 462.) 
Children, born at Marlborough: 
a. William-Lincoln, born Aug. 1, 1814; died Sept. 24, 1815. 

♦Hist, of Hingham says Jan. 3; Hist, of Marlborough says June 3; Dedham records say 
their intentions were published at Dedham, Jan. 5, 1787, and they were married at Hingham, 
June 5, 1787, by Benjamin Gushing, Justice of the Peace. 



b. Sally-Lincoln, born Apr. 9, 1816; died Aug. 12, 1818. 

c. Jael-Cushing, born Apr. 6, 1818; mar. Harvey Wyman. 

d. WiLLiAM-CusHiNG, bom Feb. 20, 1820; mar. Harriet-Lincoln 
Wheeler, aacda he. 

e. Sarah-Leavitt, born Feb. 14, 1822; mar. George-Wilder Fair- 

/. Albert-Simeon, born March 8, 1824; mar. (1) Elvira Farrar; 

(2) Martha K. WilHs. 
g, Hannah-Baker, born June 22, 1827; mar. John B. Eastman. 
h. Henry-Lincoln, born July 13, 1831; died March 6, 1838. 
i. Harlan-Page, born July 5, 1837; died Oct. 30, 1838. 
aacda d. Leavitt, born March 24, 1795; died Sept. 17, 17.96. 
aacda e. Leavitt, born June 22, 1797. 
aacda f. Henry, born Dec. 4, 1800; died June 25, 1822. 
aacda g. Fannie, born Sept. 26, 1803; died Aug. 5, 1888, at Ashby, Mass.; 
married, Dec. 3, 1823, at Ashby, William, son of Josiah and Mary (Bar- 
rett) Whitney of Lincoln, Mass., born July 20, 1798, at Lincoln; died 
Sept. 4, 1894, at Ashby, where he had lived. He was a farmer. (Ashby 
Records; Stearns Family, p. 145; Whitney Genealogy, p. 288, which says 
he was married Dec. 23, 1823.) 
Children, born at Ashby: 
a. Myron, born Jan. 11, 1826; died Oct. 28, 1826. 
h. Henrietta-Frances, born Sept. 5, 1827; died Nov. 26, 1841. 

c. John-Putnam, born March 6, 1831; mar. Urania-Anderson 

d. Myron- William, born Sept. 6, 1836; mar. Eleanor Breasha. 
He was a noted bass singer and died Sept. 19, 1910. 

e. Harriet-Maria, born Oct. 27, 1845; mar. Alonzo-Augustus 

aacda h. Harriet, born June 20, 1807; died Oct. 13, 1894, at Concord, 
Mass.; married, Jan. 20, 1829, at Ashby, intentions pubHshed Jan. 2, 
1829, at Concord, Abiel-Heywood^, son of Ephraim^ {Ephraim^, David^, 
Edward^, John^, George^) and Sarah (Parkman) Wheeler of Concord, 
born Feb. 13, 1807, at Concord; died Sept. 8, 1896, at Concord. She 
is called of Ashby in the Concord records and was probably married 
there. They lived at Concord. He was a farmer. (Concord Records; 
Mass. Vital Records; Wheeler Family, p. 95.) 
Children, born at Concord: 

a. Henry-Lincoln, born Feb. 5, 1830; mar. Adelaide BHss. 
h. Charles-Parkman, born Nov. 6, 1832; mar. Ella Jaqueth. 

c. Harriet-Lincoln, born Jan. 10, 1834; mar. WiUiam-Cushing 
Whitcomb, aacda cd. 

d. Sarah-Elizabeth, born May 10, 1840, but ''Desc'ts of John 
White" says 1838 and that George was born 1840; mar. George 
WilHam Schaumberg. 

e. George-Francis, born Feb. 2, 1842; mar. AHce Rattray. 
/. Ephraim, born July, 1843; died Sept. 2, 1846. 

g. Mary-Coleman, born May 15, 1846. 

aacdb. Otis, son of William {Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Mary (Otis) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Sept. 17, 


1763, at Hingham; died Oct. 10, 1846, at Perry, Me. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. iii, p. 360; Perry Records say died September, 
1846.) He was a shipwright by occupation while he lived at 
Hingham, but at Perry he must have devoted most of his time 
to farming. It is uncertain just when he removed to Perry, but 
it was probably in the summer of 1797, since in a deed dated 
May 2, 1797, Otis Lincoln of Hingham, shipwright, and EHzabeth 
his wife, conveyed to Solomon Lincoln of Hingham, yeoman 
(his brother), land in Hingham, and also one undivided half of a 
pew in the North Meeting House owned in common with Enoch 
Lincoln (his uncle). (Suffolk County Deeds, vol. clxxxviii, f. 9.) 
In a deed dated Feb. 24, 1797, he mentions his *'late shipyard'* 
(Ibid., f. 239) and on the same date he purchased of Martin 
Lincoln of Hingham, paying therefor four hundred and fifty 
pounds, five hundred and fifty acres of land ''lying in township 
number one in the east division adjoining Passamaquoddy bay." 
(Washington County, Me., Deeds, vol. iv, f. 276.) This land 
had been purchased by Martin Lincoln, Feb. 20, 1788, of Benja- 
min Lincoln of Hingham, Thomas Russell and John Lowell of 
Boston for fifty pounds lawful money. (Ibid., vol. i, f. 121.) 
The land lay at Birch Point in the town of Perry and took in 
all of the point south of what is now the county road going to 
Pembroke, and was well timbered with hard and soft wood. He 
first built a log house near the shore, at the head of a httle cove 
opposite Red Island, in which he lived until 1798, when he built 
the first frame house on the point, which is still standing. For 
twenty years there were no roads, and to reach the settlements 
he was obliged either to go by horseback through the woods and 
round the shore, or by water to Eastport, or Moose Island as 
it was then called. His farm is said to have contained one 
thousand acres; if so he must have added to his original purchase. 
As his sons became of age he distributed this home farm among 
them and when he died the only real estate he owned was a house 
and lot in Eastport, which he left to his daughters. (Ibid., vols. 
XX, f. 439, 440; xxi, f. 441.) He is described by one who knew 
him as ''a fine looking man fully six feet tall and well propor- 
tioned, and a good Christian gentleman. In politics he was a 
very pronounced whig. The Lincoln family were all church 
going people and did a great deal in the county to make people 


better/' (Eastport Sentinel, March 13, 1901.) He does not seem 
to have been prominent in town affairs, probably because he 
lived so far from the village. He was moderator of the town 
meeting held Apr. 6, 1818, and, with Moses Lincoln a descendant 
from Daniel Lincoln, the sergeant, was chosen assessor. 

His will, dated May 3, 1845, names: sons Solomon, Otis, Wil- 
liam, Thompson, Robinson and Ezekiel; daughters Mary Gard- 
ner, Ehzabeth Applebee, Frances Pattangale and Rachel Mason. 
His estate was appraised at $514 real (being the estate in East- 
port), and S1261 personal. (Washington County Probate Files.) 

No record of his marriage has been found but it probably took 
place in Nova Scotia, as his wife was a native of that country. 
Many of the young men in Hingham went on fishing voyages, 
even when regularly employed in other pursuits, and the inter- 
course between Massachusetts Bay towns and Nova Scotia was 
uninterrupted. Probably on one of these trips Mr. Lincoln 
saw and married his wife, and perhaps lived in Nova Scotia for 
a time, as the birthplace of his first three children is uncertain 
and Solomon, the second child, is said to have been born in 
that Province. 

He married, about 1789, Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald 
Thompson of Conomy, Nova Scotia, born June 3, 1771, at 
Conomy or Truro, N. S.; died Feb. 25, 1842, at Perry. (Perry 
Records and Gravestone.) The following letter from Mrs. 
Lincoln's brother tells all that has been learned of the Thompson 

''Conomy August 18th, 1815 
"Dear Brother and Sister 

''Your letter of June 5th last came to hand about 7 or 8 weeks 
ago and it gave us all great satisfaction to hear of your welfare 
&c we never have been favor'd with a line from you since the 
Commencement of the late unhappy War which took place 
between G. Britain & the U. States of America. I wrote you 
twice that Spring previous to the Commencement of hostilities 
and sent you a long letter last summer (about a year ago) but 
you do not mention the receipt of it — We also have been highly 
favor d by Divine Providence during this War which is so happily 
ended — as we have enjoy d all the Blessings of Peace and only 
heard the Sound of War at a distance; thro' the channel of 


Newspapers &c. Your Father & Mother are much in the same 
State as when we wrote you — the increased burthen of advanced 
age and infirmities sit heavy on their Grey hairs. Mother is 
much afflicted with a humor in both her legs that probably will 
never be cured. Andrew, Arch & their concerns are well, Brother 
James has removed from Stewack to Musquadobit and they 
were in health at the last accounts. Rob* Gammels eldest Son 
(Andrew) Died last Winter of a Consumption — Mr. Gammil 
lost his Wife and 5 Children before & of the same Complaint — 
Sister Nancy Coxe was very ill by the last accounts we had from 
Stewacke pr: letters we had from our Josh. & Arch, who are 
working this Season at Stewacke (pronounced Sowack) our 
youngest Son is 3 months old — We have 1 1 children now living — 
Joshua, Arch^, Andrew, Susan, Nancy, Robin", Saml., Otis, 
Eliza, Wilson — & John — there is no scarcity in this Place of 
Provisions — thanks be to God for all his tender & bountiful 
mercies to us undeserving unthankful, mortals — how Great and 
munificent is the Common Father of the Universe to his Children, 
wheresoever scattered abroad or divided in Distant and various 
climes and Regions of this Globe. 0! that we were wise and under- 
stood how to consider properly and to prepare duly for our latter 
end — Dear Brother, Sister &c. it would give us great joy to per- 
sonally converse with you but circumstances seem at present to 
prevent it — Andrew Thompson has two children by his present 
Wife he wrote you last Summer from Partridge Island and has 
not yet been favor'd with a letter in return — My Wifes Father 
and Mother are well and desire to join in Love to you all — three 
of their Sons — Peleg, Joh^i & Saml. are married and settled within 
gunshot of us — all our Friends were well at Sowack except Mrs. 
Coxe; We wish to hear from you by letter soon — and should like 
to know how your Daughter Mary is and all her Concerns do not 
fail to write to us and to your Parents not having to add, except — 
that our Children send their best wishes and Love to you all 

''We are 

''Dear Bro' & Sister 

"Yours most sincerely Robinson Thompson 

Issabella Thompson 

write by way of Windsor or Colequid by the Plaster Vessels who 


are Constantly passing and repassing { And^ Murdock sends his 

respects to you 
''Mr. Otis Lincoln 
"& Eliza Lincoln 
''Passamaquoddy '^ 

Children, born: a, c unknown; h in Nova Scotia; d at Hingham; 
e-j Sit Perry: 

aacdb a. Mary, born Oct. 12, 1790; died Oct. 11 (or 17), 1875, at Charlotte, 
Me.; married, published Nov. 1, certificate given Nov. 19, 1810, at East- 
port, Me., Warren, son of Warren and Mary (Dunbar) Gardner of Dennys- 
ville. Me., born May 26, 1787, at Dennysville; died Apr. 21, 1856, at 
Charlotte, where they had lived. He was a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner 
are both buried at Charlotte, their gravestones being inscribed as fol- 
lows: "Warren Gardner J died t Apr. 21, 1856 J Ae 68 Yrs. t Blessed 
are the dead who J die in the Lord." " Mary L. Gardner t wife of | War- 
ren Gardner J died Oct. 11, 1875 t Ae 85 Yrs. t They rest from their 
labors and t their works do follow them." (Eastport Records; Charlotte 
Records; Dennysville Records.) 
Children, born at Charlotte: 

a. Eliza-Thompson, born Dec. 2, 1812; died May 10, 1834. She 
is thought to have been married to a Mr. Ward. 

b. Charles- Warren, born May 19, 1815; mar. Mary C. Fisher. 

c. Benjamin A., born Nov. 22, 1817; mar. Rebecca-Morse Fisher. 

d. Amos-Allen, born Sept. 21, 1819; mar. Louisa-Maria Jackman. 

e. John C, born Jan. 5, 1822; mar. Mary R. 

/. Mary-Lincoln, born Apr. 23, 1824; mar. Benjamin Jackman. 

g. Susan-Maria, born Feb. 1, 1827. 

h. Silas-Lincoln, born Nov. 10, 1833 Zsic, 32 (?)]; died July 25, 

1833 Zsic, 34 (?)]. 
i. Eliza- Warren, born Sept. 5, 1836; died Oct. 13, 1837. 
aacdb b. Solomon, born June 27, 1792. 

aacdb c. Elizabeth, born Aug. 3, 1794, probably at Hingham; died May 
28, 1884, at Eastport, Me. She is buried at Eastport and her grave- 
stone gives her birth and death as here given, but ''History of Hingham," 
vol. iii, p. 360, says she was born Aug. 10, and died Apr. 28. Perry 
records give her birth like the gravestone, which reads as follows: ''In 
memory of { Ehzabeth t daughter of t Otis and Ehzabeth $ Thompson 
Lincoln t born at Hingham, Mass. t Aug. 3, 1794 t died May 28, 1884 
t married J Capt. Samuel Schackford J Dec. 12, 1818 J who died at 
Demarara % Aug. 31, 1820 and second t Capt. Sylvanus Appleby J Oct. 
17, 1825." 

She married (1), Dec. 20, 1818, at Eastport (Eastport Records; Perry 
Records and the gravestone say Dec. 12, but the minister's certificate 
is filed at Eastport and says the 20th), SamueP, son of John^ {SamueP, 
Joshua^, William^) and Esther (Woodwell) Shackford of Eastport, 
born Sept. 28, 1786, at Eastport; died Aug. 31, 1820, at Demarara, 
South America. He was a ship captain. (Eastport Records; Capt. 
John Shackford and Family, p. 7.) 


She married (2), Oct. 17, 1825, at Eastport, Capt. Sylvanus Appleby 
of Eastport, parentage not ascertained, born June 14, 1787, in New 
Brunswick; died Jan. 12, 1834, at Eastport. (Eastport Records and 
Gravestone.) He was also a ship cai)tain. His first wife, whose name 
was Susan, was born June 1, 1792, in New lirunswick and died Oct. 
16, 1824, at Eastport, according to Eastport records, but her gravestone 
gives her death as Oct. 10. By her, Capt. Appleby had four children 
recorded at Eastport: Eliza-Ann, born Jan. 21, 1816; Gleason, born 
Mav 20, 1818; Susan-Maria, born Sept. 7, 1820; and Sarah, born Sept. 
7, 1822. 

Child, by first husband, born at Eastport: 

a. Samuel Shackfoih), born Feb. 22, 1821; mar. Mary-Maria 
Tinkham. He was the first to prove the descent of President 
Abraham Lincoln from Samuel Lincoln. See N. E. Hist. & 
Gen. Register, vol. xli, pp. 153-7. 
Children, by second husband, born at Eastport: 

h. Zelinda-Ray Appleby, born June, 1827; mar. Caleb-Stetson 

c. George Appleby, died at Charleston, S. C, of yellow fever, 
aacdh d. Frances, born Oct. 13, 1796. Her birth is recorded twice in 
Perry records, the second time as 1795. She died Dec. 26, 1864, at 
Pembroke, Me., where she is buried. She married, about 1816-7, Na- 
than^, son of Moses^ {Daniel*, Richard?, Nathaniel^, Richard^) and Cather- 
ine (Wright) Pattangall of Windham, Me., born July 11, 1790, at Wind- 
ham; died March 10, 1866, at Pembroke. They lived at Perry, near the 
old Lincoln homestead. Mr. Pattangall was a farmer; often held town 
office and occasionally taught school in the winter. He was sergeant 
in Capt. Bodwell's Company, Col. Ryerson's regmient, Massachusetts 
militia, at Portland from Sept. 5 to Nov. 5, 1814. He is buried at Pem- 
broke with his wife. (Perry Records; Pattangall Genealogy, p. 177; 
Gravestones; Eastport Sentinel, March 13, 1901.) 
Children, born at Perry: 
a. Otis-Lincoln, born Apr. 18, 1818; mar. (1) Susan-Maria Apple- 
by; (2) Rebecca Crowell; (3) Bethia C. (Baker) Wheldon. 
6. Catherine-Elliott, born July 9, 1819; mar. Charles Hayden. 

c. William-Robinson, born Oct. 6, 1821; mar. Frances- Mehitable 

d. Nathan-Page, born Dec. 6, 1823; mar. Laura-Frances Harris. 

e. Elizabeth-Thompson, born Nov. 14, 1825; mar. Ebenezer- 
Erskine Mason, aacdh ja, her cousin. 

/. Ezra-Lincoln, born May 4, 1829; mar. (1) Sarah-Caroline 

Hobart; (2) Arethusa Longfellow. 
g. Frances-Elnathan, born Apr. 29, 1833; mar. William-Thomas 
aacdb e. Otis, born June 22, 1799. 
aacdb f. William, born July 9, 1801. 
aacdb g. Thompson, born Apr. 20, 1803. 
aacdb h. Robinson, born May 8, 1805. 
aacdb i. Ezekibl, born Apr. 24, 1807. 

aacdb j. Rachel, born Feb. 28, 1810; died Apr. 29, 1889, at Woodlawn, 
Va.; married, intentions published Aug. 16 and certificate given Sept. 


1, 1827, at Eastport, Me., John, son of Robert-Tufton and Sarah (Gil- 
man) Mason of Hampton, N. H., born July 6, 1799, at Hampton; died 
Sept. 21, 1888, at Woodlawn. He was a planter at Woodlawn, Fairfax 
county, Va., near Mount Vernon, whither he removed from Eastport 
about 1840, by way of Haddonfield, N. J. (Records of Mrs. Ebenezer- 
Erskine Mason.) 

Children, born: a-e at Eastport;/, g at Haddonfield; h at Woodlawn: 

a. Ebenezer-Erskine, born Aug. 25, 1829, but Eastport records 
say Aug. 17; mar. Elizabeth-Thompson Pattangall, aacdh de. 

b. Ezra-Lincoln, born Oct. 13, 1831; died Feb. 24, 1834. 

c. John-Lincoln, born March 31, 1834; died Dec. 16, 1834. 

d. Sarah-Elizabeth, born Dec. 6, 1836. 

e. Otis-Tufton, born Apr. 10, 1838; mar. Sarah E. Henderson. 

/. William-Henry, born Sept. 6, 1841; mar. Anna-Frances Cox. 
g. Anna-Newman, born Oct. 23, 1844; mar. Rev. George W. 

h. Mary- Washington, born Oct. 30, 1851; mar. WilUam Hunter. 

aacdc. Henry, son of William (Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Mary (Otis) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Nov. 3, 1765, 
at Hingham; died May 28, 1857, at Nantucket, Mass. ''He was 
fitted for college, partly at the grammar school in Hingham under 
the instruction of Eleazer James, and partly by Dr. Joshua 
Barker of Hingham. He graduated at Harvard in 1786 and 
afterwards studied divinity with Rev. William Shaw of Marsh- 
field, Mass. He was ordained pastor of the Congregational 
church in Falmouth, Mass., Feb. 3, 1790; and continued his 
labors there with great fideHty, and to the entire acceptance 
of his people, until Nov. 26, 1823, when, at his own request, his 
pastoral connection was dissolved, and he removed to Nan- 
tucket, where he resided during the remainder of his life, in the 
family of his son-in-law, Dr. Elisha-Pope Fearing. 

"He was at the time of his death, with one exception, the 
oldest clergyman in Massachusetts. Mr. Lincoln was a gentle- 
man of the old school, of fine personal appearance, always re- 
markably neat in his dress, of an affable and social disposition, 
and, above all, a sincere Christian. For a few years before his 
death, his eyes were dimmed, so that he was unable to read; 
but his mental faculties were unclouded to the last. He was a 
bighly popular preacher, a fine speaker; and his sermons were 
3haracterized by sound, practical, good sense. '^ (Necrology of 
Mumni of Harvard College, p. 106; Freeman's Hist, of Cape 
:^od, vol. i, p. 669.) 


He married, Apr. 26, 1790, at Falmouth, Susannah**, daughter 
of Timothy'* {John^, Job^, William^) and Susannah (Robinson) 
Crocker of Falmouth, born February, 1768, bapt. Feb. 21, 1768, 
at Falmouth; died July 29, 1819, at Falmouth aged "51 years 
5 months." Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are buried in the Old burying 
ground at Falmouth. The following are the inscriptions on 
their gravestones: 

" In memory of J Rev. Henry Lincoln { Pastor of the First J 
Congregational Society J in this town J from Feb. 3, 1790 J 
to Nov. 26, 1823 J He was born in Hingham J Nov. 3, 1765 t 
graduated J at Harvard College 1786 J and died at Nantucket 
JMay 28, 1857 J Servant of God! Well done; J Rest from 
thy loved employ." 

"Sacred t to the memory J of t Susanna Crocker t wife of 
J Rev. Henry Lincoln J who died J July 29, 1819 t aged 51 
Years | 5 months | Precious in the sight of the Lord J is the 
death of his saints." (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 467; Nan- 
tucket Records: Records of Solomon Lincoln, aacdd e; Freeman's 
Hist, of Cape Cod says Mrs. Lincoln died July 29, 1817, aged 51 
years 7 months.) 

Children, born at Falmouth: 

aacdc a. Frances, born Dec. 30, 1790, bapt. Feb. 6, 1791; died May 6, 1876, 
at Cambridge, Mass.; married, May 1, 1814, at Falmouth, Richard, son 
of Paul and Merah (Coffin) Mitchell of Nantucket, born Aug. 24, 1791, 
at Nantucket; died Nov. 14, 1868, at Cambridge. He was a ship owner 
and merchant. They lived at Nantucket but removed in later life to 
Cambridge. (Nantucket Records; Family Records of Mrs. Emily [Mit- 
chell] Fowle.) 

Children, born at Nantucket: 

a. William-Henry, born July 7, 1816; mar. Ann Shiverick. 
h. Susan-Lincoln, born Aug. 1, 1817; mar. George-Howland 

c. Richard, born Feb. 4, 1819; mar. Charlotte-Frances Morton. 

d. Amelie-Hill, born Oct. 21, 1820; died Apr. 21, 1886, unmarried. 

e. John-Lincoln, born Jan. 4, 1822; died May 13, 1855, unmarried. 
/. Mary- Ann, born Sept. 30, 1825; mar. George-Howland Folger, 

g. Lincoln, born 1827; died Nov. 15, 1850, unmarried. 
h. Frances-Lincoln, born Feb. 1, 1830; died June 27, 1839. 
aacdc h. William-Henry, born Aug. 9, 1792, bapt. Aug. 26, 1792; drowned 

March 8, 1798, aged 5 years, 7 months. (Gravestone.) 
aacdc c. Susanna-Crocker, born Feb. 21, bapt. March 9, 1794; died July 

11, 1878, at Nantucket, unmarried. (Mass. Vital Records.) 
aacdc d. Mary-Ann, born Apr. 18, bapt. May 1, 1796; died Jan. 8, 1882, at 
Wareham, Mass., "aged 85 years, 8 months, 12 days" (Ibid.); married, 


May 31, 1818, at Falmouth, Elisha-Pope, son of Benjamin and Saloam 
(Pope) Fearing of Wareham, born Oct. 11, 1785, at Wareham; died June 
25, 1876, at Nantucket. He was a physician and lived at Nantucket. He 
is buried at Wareham. They had no children. 

aacdc e. Henry, born June 13, 1798. 

aacdc f . John-Crocker, born Aug. 16, bapt. Aug. 17, 1800. 

aacdc g. William, born March 7, bapt. July 3, 1808. 

aacdd. Solomon, son of William {Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Mary (Otis) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Aug. 22, 1767, 
at Hingham; died Dec. 21, 1831, at Hingham. He was a farmer 
and lived on North street, Hingham, near Fountain square. 
He seems to have held no civil office, but during the war of 1812, 
when a military spirit was much in evidence, although there 
were four militia companies in Hingham, the citizens exempted 
by law from military duty formed themselves into three com- 
panies of infantry and one of artillery, the whole constituting a 
battalion, and in one of these companies, the North Ward, 
Solomon Lincoln held the office of ensign. It does not appear 
that these companies were ever called upon for active service, 
even at the time of the Cohasset alarm. 

Mr. Lincoln's will, dated Apr. 2, 1825, probated March 6, 1832, 
calls him ''yeoman" and names: wife Lydia; sons William-Otis 
and Solomon. (Plymouth County Probate Records, vol. Ixxii, 
p. 73.) 

He married, Oct. 4, 1791, at Hingham, Lydia^ daughter of 
Jesse^ (Cale¥, Cale¥, Joseph'^, Clement^) and Abigail (Barnes) 
Bates of Hingham, born Feb. 22, 1772, at Hingham; died May 7, 
1853, at Hingham. Her paternal ancestor, Clement Bates, 
embarked at London for New England, Apr. 6, 1635, with his 
wife Anna and five children. He went to Hingham about the 
time that Rev. Peter Hobart arrived there and received a grant 
of land on Town, now South street, Sept. 18, 1635. On her 
mother's side she was descended from another early Hingham 
settler, Thomas Barnes, who had a grant of land in 1637, on 
Bachelor, now Main street, containing three acres. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vols, i, part i, p. 333; ii, pp. 23, 38, 472.) 

Children, born at Hingham : 

aacdd a. Mary, born Jan. 5, 1792; died Sept. 24, 1818, at Hingham, by 

drowning. She was unmarried. 
aacdd h. William, born Oct. 24, 1794; died Feb. 25, 1795. 


aacdd c. Lydia, born Apr. 20, 1797; died Oct. 21, 1802. 
aacdd d. William-Otis, born Aug. 25, 1801. 
aacdd e. Solomon, born Feb. 28, 1804. 

aafff. Elisha, son of Ezekiel {Elisha, Samuel, Samuel) and 
Elizabeth (Whitcomb) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., bapt. Sept. 8, 
1765, at Hingham, in the second precinct, now Cohasset; died 
Jan. 19, 1830, at Cohasset. He was a farmer and lived at Co- 
hasset on Sohier street, in a house built by his grandfather, 
Elisha Lincoln. 

He married (1), in 1786, Susanna^, daughter of Thomas^ 
{Lazarus^, Lazarus^, Jeremiah^, John}) and Susanna (Lincoln) 
Beal of Cohasset, ahhid, born Nov. 29, 1765, at Hingham, second 
precinct; died Oct. 14, 1811, at Cohasset. 

He married (2), Dec. 22, 1812, at Cohasset according to Co- 
hasset records but '^ Cohasset Genealogies" says Dec. 2, Betsy^ 
(James) Lincoln, widow of Christopher Lincoln of Cohasset, 
ahaeg, and daughter of Galen^ (Thomas^, Thomas^, Francis^, 
Philip^) and Bette (Beal) James of Cohasset, born Oct. 7, 1778, 
at Cohasset; died Feb. 15, 1864, at Cohasset. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 67; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 240; Cohasset Records.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Cohasset: 

aafff a. Ezekiel, bapt. Oct. 7, 1788, according to ''Cohasset Genealogies," 
but Cohasset records say Oct. 19. He died, according to Boston records, 
Jan. 3, 1812, at Boston, unmarried, and was buried in lot No. 42, Copps 
Hill burying ground, aged 25 years. "Cohasset Genealogies," p. 240, in 
marrying him to Betsey Fillebrown has confused him with Ezekiel, son of 
Frederick Lincoln of Weymouth, aabce c. It gives the date of his death as 
Dec. 30, 1811, which is probably correct, the date given in Boston records 
being, very likely, the date of his burial. 

aafff b. Lewis, bapt. Oct. 26, 1794; died Dec. 12, 1802, at Cohasset "in his 
10th year," according to his gravestone in Central burying ground 

aafff c. Elisha, bapt. Sept. 13, 1795. 

aafff d. Susanna, j f died Sept. 18, 1839, at Co- 

I born Mar. 23, 1801; I hasset, unmarried. 
I bapt. Oct. 27, 1801; 

aafff e. Priscilla, J i died Sept. 12, 1878, at 

Cohasset, aged 77 years, 5, months, 20 days (Mass. Vital Records); 
married, Feb. 29, 1828, at Cohasset, Ebenezer'', son of Galen^ {Thomas*, 
Thomas^, Francis"^, Philip^) and Bette (Beal) James of Cohasset, born Feb. 1, 
1796, at Cohasset; died May 18, 1856, at Cohasset. He was own brother 
of her step-mother. He lived on King street, Cohasset, and was a 
farmer. In June, 1814, at the time of the alarm about a British invasion, 
Ebenezer James was a private in the militia company commanded by 


Capt. Peter Lothrop, and served with that company in guarding the coast. 
(Cohasset Genealogies, p. 202; Hist, of Cohasset, p. 344; Cohasset Rec- 

Children, born at Cohasset : 
a. Susanna-Beal, born Dec. 22, 1828; mar. John-Quincy- Adams 

6. Priscilla-Lincoln, born Aug. 6, 1832; mar. Thomas Bates, 

abbhe a. 
c. Galen, born May 31, 1834; mar. Hannah- James Marshall, 
aafff ha. 
aafff /. Sarah-Lewis, bapt. Oct. 23, 1803; died Dec. 15, 1841, at Cohasset; 
married, Feb. 25, 1828, at Cohasset, Moses^, son of Ephraim^ {Ejphraim?, 
Ephraim^, Daniel^) and Anna (Hodder) Lincoln of Cohasset, born Jan. 12, 
1802, at Cohasset; died Jan. 5, 1892, at Cohasset. His ancestor, Daniel^ 
Lincoln, was known as "boatman" and as "the young man" when first a 
resident of Hingham in 1644-5. Moses Lincoln lived on the "Jerusalem 
road," near Straits pond. He married (2), Nov. 21, 1860, at Watertown, 
Mass., Eliza, daughter of Asa and Eliza (Stone) Pratt of Watertown, 
born 1820, at Watertown; died March 20, 1880, at Cohasset. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 249; Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Mary-Frances, born Aug. 4, 1829; mar. Stephen-Puffer Marsh. 

b. Daniel W., born May 20, 1832; mar. Lydia-James Gushing. 

c. Moses, born Jan. 13, 1835; mar. (1) Abbie Morse; (2) Martha 

aafff g. Lewis, born February, 1808. 

Children by second wife, born at Cohasset: 

aafff h. Elizabeth-Lewis, bapt. Aug. 7, 1814; died Feb. 22, 1851, at Dor- 
chester, Mass.; married, July 31, 1834, at Boston, Mass., by Rev. Alexan- 
der Young, Samuel, son of Joseph and Esther (Wilson) Marshall of 
Dorchester, born March, 1806, at Dorchester. (Boston Records; Dor- 
chester Records.) 

Children, born at Dorchester: 

o. Hannah- James, born July, 1839; mar. Galen James, aafff ec. 

b. A CHILD, born August, 1842; died Sept. 15, 1842, "aet. 1 mo." 

c. Ann-Maria, born September, 1844; died May 18, 1845. 

aafff i. Ezekiel, born 1816, bapt. Oct. 13, 1816; died Apr. 6, 1837, at Boston, 

unmarried, aged 21 years. (Boston Records.) 
aafff j. Abigail, died May 20, 1822, at Cohasset. (Cohasset Church 


abaea. Allyne, son of Thomas (Ohadiah, Daniel, Samuel) 
and Rebecca ( [Allyne] Kilby) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born Apr. 3, 1755, at Hingham, in the second precinct now 
Cohasset; died 1778, in prison at Halifax, Nova Scotia, according 
to "Cohasset Genealogies," but according to "History of Co- 
hasset," p. 290, in Dartmoor prison, England. He lived at 
Cohasset, in his father's house on Elm street. In June, 1776, he 


served two days as private in Capt. Obadiah Deal's Company, 
on coast guard duty at Hull. He was a seaman and tradition 
says that "he was taken from a vessel which the British captured 
and was carried to England, where he was placed in Dartmoor 
prison, from which he never returned." (Hist, of Cohasset, p. 290.) 

He married, Nov. 23, 1775, at Cohasset, Persis^, daughter of 
Daniel'' (DanieP, Ibrook^, Joh'n}) and Bethia (Nichols) Tower 
(see addh) of Hingham, second precinct, born Aug. 1, 1759, at 
Hingham; died Sept. 29, 1828, at Cohasset and is buried in 
Central burying ground. It is said that during the siege of 
Boston, when it was impossible to obtain suppHes from that 
blockaded port, she sailed one of the Cohasset vessels across the 
bay to Gloucester, all the men being away at the siege, and 
obtaining the needed supplies there successfully ran the blockade 
back to Cohasset. (Tower Genealogy, p. 157.) 

She married (2), May 21, 1786, according to Cohasset records 
but other records say Jan. 4, 1786, at Cohasset, James^, son of 
James^ {Richard^) and Mary (Lincoln) Hall of Hingham, ahhca, 
born Feb. 22, 1749-50, at Hingham; died Apr. 3, 1819, at Boston 
and is buried at Cohasset. (Gravestone.) He was an artillery 
officer under General Knox in the war of the Revolution; captain 
in 1780; was at Monmouth, Valley Forge and Yorktown; and 
an "aid to General Washington." He was, afterwards, a member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati. He lived at Cohasset on the 
east side of the Common, in a house built by his father partly 
of the timbers of the first church. The house is still, 1913, 
standing. Mr. and Mrs. Hall had eight children: Henry-Knox; 
James; George; Abraham-Tower; Abraham and Isaac, twins; 
Samuel; Mary; and Henry-Knox, 2nd. (Halls of New Eng., 
p. 648; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 174, 236.) 

August 9, 1782, Persis Lincoln of Cohasset, widow, was admitted 
administratrix on the estate of Allin Lincoln, late of Cohasset, 
mariner, deceased intestate. The inventory of his estate, dated 
Aug. 14, 1782, shows that he left: real estate, house and half 
an acre of land, £80; personal estate £26:10. (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. Ixxxi, pp. 379, 630.) 

Child, born at Cohasset: 

abaea a. Sarah, born Feb. 28, 1778, bapt. Oct. 18, 1778; died May 14, 
1867, at Cohasset "aged 89 years, 2 months, 15 days"; married, Apr. 25, 


1802, at Cohasset, intentions published at Scituate, May 31, 1801, James^, 
son of Isaac^ (William*, Gershom^, Thomas'^, Thomas^) and Tamsen 
(Hayden) Collier of Scituate, Mass., born Aug. 29, 1775, at Scituate; died 
Aug. 15, 1850, at Scituate. His ancestor, Thomas^ Collier, was one of the 
early planters at Hingham and had a lot of five acres granted him on what 
is now West street, Sept. 18, 1635. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 135.) 
Mr. Collier was a mariner, ship owner and trader. He lived" at Cohasset, 
on Elm street, until 1845 when he returned to Scituate and passed the 
rest of his life there. In 1803 he was owner and captain of the "Light 
HoFse"; in 18,06 he commanded the "William Tell" of Scituate, a vessel 
of 258 tons in which he perhaps visited Antwerp, as his portrait, painted 
in that city at about that time, is still in the possession of his grandchil- 
dren. Later he bought a wharf in Cohasset and became a vessel owner as 
well as master, as in 1814 the schooner "Little Sarah" was registered at 
the Boston Custom House with James Collier as builder, owner and 
master. In 1821 he was again registered as her captain, and in 1824 of 
the "Young James." These, like the "EHzabeth," built in 1829, were 
named for his children. Not wishing his sons to follow the sea, he gave 
four of them trades, which they promptly put aside and became sailors 
and master-mariners. Interesting accounts of the careers of three of 
them, George, James and Christopher, with their portraits, may be found 
in "Cohasset Genealogies." (Cohasset Records; Scituate Records; 
Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 109, 537-8, 553-5, 561-72.) 
Children, born at Cohasset : 

a. James, born about 1806; dijed young. 

h. Allyn-Lincoln, born April, 1808; died June 4, 1808, "aet. 2 

c. George- Washington, born June 26, 1809; mar. Anna Togue. 

d. Sarah, born Apr. 29, 1811; mar. Samuel Bates. 

e. James, born Aug. 6, 1813; mar. Joanna Bates. 

/. Allyn, born Dec. 13, 1815; mar. Susan-Carohne Howe. 

g. Henry, born Feb. 11, 1818; mar. Susan-Lothrop Willcutt. 

h. Christopher, born Nov. 12, 1819; mar. Hepsibah-Lincoln 

i. Elizabeth, born Feb. 6, 1822; mar. Alexander Williams. 

abaeg. Christopher, son of Thomas (Obadiah, Daniel, 
Samuel) and Rebecca ( [AUyne] Kilby) Lincoln of Hingham, 
Mass., bapt. March 12, 1769, at Hingham, in the second precinct, 
now Cohasset; died in 1804, being Ibst at sea. He lived at Co- 
hasset, on Elm street, and was a master-mariner or sea captain. 
In 1803 he was owner and master of the ''Columbia" and it was 
in this vessel probably that he was lost. 

He married, Nov. 25, 1798, at Cohasset, Betsey^ daughter of 
Galen^ (Thomas'^, Thomas^, Francis^, Philip^) and Bette (Beal) 
James of Cohasset, born Oct. 7, 1778, at Cohasset; died Feb. 15, 
1864, at Cohasset. She married (2), Dec. 22, 1812, at Cohasset, 


Elisha Lincoln of Cohasset, aafff. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 236 ; 
Cohasset Records.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

ahaeg a. Betsey, horn 1800, bapt. Jan. 30, 1802; died Dec. 29, 1802, "aged 
2y" says her gravestone. 

abaeg b. 11ariuet-Joy, born 1803, bapt. Apr. 24, 1803; died Feb. 18, 1847, at 
Boston, Mass., aged 44 years; married, Dec. 25, 1825, at Cohasset, 
Prentiss^, son of Nathan'' (Nathan^, Josiah}, Josiah}) and Lydia (Child) 
Hobbs of Weston, Mass., born Jan. 30, 1790, at Weston; died November, 
1858. She was his second wife. He married (1), Oct. 30, 1815, at Co- 
hasset, Ehzabeth, daughter of John and Susanna (Lincoln) Lewis of 
Cohasset, ahaeh e, born 1790, at Cohasset; died March 31, 1817, at 
Cohasset without children. 

His will, dated Aug. 18, 1858, probated Nov. 9, 1858, calls him of 
Brighton, Mass., and names: " Mrs. Betsy Lincoln of Cohasset the mother 
of my deceased wife"; "each of my three daughters, Abby R. Manning 
wife of WilHam W. Manning of Cambridge, LiUie Hobbs, and Elizabeth 
Hobbs"; and "son Joshua B. F. Hobbs." (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 
230, 237; Cohasset Records; Boston Records; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, 
vol. ix, p. 259; Weston Births, Deaths and Marriages, p. 570; Middlesex 
County Probate Files.) 
Children, born at Boston: 

a. Prentiss, born March, 1827; died 1849, in Cahfornia, unmarried. 

b. Harriet-Lincoln, born 1829; died Aug. 26, 1856, at Brighton, 

c. Abigail-Ripley, born 1831; mar. WiUiam W. Manning of 

d. Lydia, born 1836; mar. S. Welles Holmes of Watertown. 

e. Joshua-Barker-Flint, born 1837; died Jan. 5, 1865, unmarried. 
/. Elizabeth-Lewis, born 1839; mar. William-Wirt Howe of 


abbea. Jerome, son of Francis {Hezekiah, Daniel, Samuel) 
and Sarah (Hobart) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Nov. 13, 
1752, in the second precinct of Hingham, now Cohasset; died 
Dec. 11, 1832, at Cohasset. He was a farmer and lived at Co- 
hasset, on South Main street, in a house which was built by his 
father in 1751 and which was taken down in 1906. In 1775 he 
was a private in Capt. JUb Cushing's Company, which was 
stationed at Roxbury, Mass., for over two months. In 1777 
he served on coast guard duty at Hull, Mass., for a few days 
under Capt. Obadiah Beal, and was with the army at Valley- 
Forge and at the battle of Morristown. July 1, 1781, he was 
commissioned lieutenant in the militia in the company com- 
manded by Capt. Nathaniel Nichols. In 1788 he was chosen to 
provide a ^'school marster" for the Mill street district. In 1792 


he was appointed collector of the ministerial tax and received 
four pence for each pound collected. He was moderator in 1790; 
selectman 1793-5; assessor 1793-5; collector 1795, 1799; and on 
the school committee 1788, '90, '92, 1802, '04, '06 and 1812. 

He married, Apr. 13, 1778, at Cohasset, EKzabeth^ daughter of 
Obadiah^ {JacoW, MordecaP, Samuel^) and Jael (Curtis) Lincoln 
of Cohasset, adfah, born July 5, 1758, at Scituate; died Dec. 2, 
1850, at Cohasset, aged 92 years, 5 months, but the family Bible 
says she died in November. (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 287, 296, 
305, 336, 354, 365, 383; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 237, 497; 
Cohasset Records.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

abbea a. Daniel, born Sept. 14, 1778; died March 3, 1863, at Cohasset, un- 
married. He was a carpenter. 

ahhea b. Rachel, born July, 1780; died Jan. 26, 1790. Cohasset church 
records call her Mary and say she died in 1780. 

abbea c. Jerome, born Aug. 23, 1782. 

abhea d. Levi, born Feb. 21, 1785; nothing has been learned of him. 

abbea e. Francis-Mayhew, born Oct. 13, 1786; died Dec. 26, 1859, at 
Cohasset. He was a private in Capt. Peter Lothrop's Company of mihtia 
which turned out to repel the threatened British invasion in June, 1814. 
His intention of marriage to Elizabeth F. Rand was pubHshed at Scituate, 
Apr. 5, 1832, but Mrs. Hannah (Lincoln) Damon, abbea cae, his great- 
niece, says he never married but died an old bachelor. His marriage to 
Miss Rand, therefore, never got beyond the intentions. 

abbea f. Isaiah, born Dec. 25, 1787; died Nov. 28, 1814, in prison at Hahfax, 
Nova Scotia. He was a sailor on the fishing schooner ''Nancy" which 
was captured by a British vessel and taken to Halifax. Two of the crew 
were allowed to go, but the rest were held as prisoners of war. The fol- 
lowing April, Capt. Wallace of the schooner returned to Cohasset, bring- 
ing poor Lincoln's pocket book, and telling how the unfortunate fisherman 
had perished the previous November, in the "lousy dungeon" at Halifax. 
(Hist, of Cohasset, p. 350.) 

abbea g. Priscilla, born Oct. 18, 1789; died Apr. 19, 1797. 

abbea h. Silas, born Feb. 22, 1791; died Oct. 6, 1829, at Cohasset, unmarried. 
He was a private in Capt. Peter Lothrop's Company of militia, during the 
alarm of June, 1814. 

abbea i. Rachel, born Jan. 26, 1793; died Apr. 19, 1797. 

abbea j. Elizabeth, born Oct. 23, 1794; died Aug. 11, 1882, at Cohasset; 
married, Nov. 26, 1819, at Cohasset, Job^ son of Job^ {Samuel^, Matthew^, 
Daniel^, Mathew^) and Abigail (Pierce) Cushing of Cohasset, bapt. Apr. 
30, 1786, at Cohasset; died Oct. 5, 1867, at Cohasset. He was a farmer 
and lived in the paternal home on Spring street, Cohasset. In 1808 he was 
a private in Capt. John Pratt's Company of foot, and in 1814 was sergeant 
in Capt. Peter Lothrop's Company which was called to repel invasion by 
the British in June of that year. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 123; Hist, of 
Cohasset, pp. 337, 344.) 


Children, })orn at Cohasset: 
a. Charlks, horn Jan. 30, 1821; mar. Susan Staples. 
h. Ahkjail-Bailey, born July 1, 1823; died July 18, 1885, un- 

c. Samuel, l)orn Dec. 8, 1825. 

d. Mahtin-Lincoln, born Sept. 6, 1828; mar. Emily M. 

e. JoH, born March 1, 1831; mar. Salome Abbott. 

/. Mahy-Elizaheth, born Sept. 16, 1833; mar. Charles A. Craw- 
g. Otis-Phipps, born May 19, 1836; died Aug. 22, 1836. 
ahhea k. Amos, born Apr. 11, 1796; died Apr. 26, 1798. A gravestone in 
Central burying ground says he died Apr. 27, 1797, ''aged 10 yrs. 3ms." 
Can tliis be an error for his brother Levi, whose death has not been 
learned? If the gravestone is correct Amos must have been a twin of 
ahhea I. Mary, born Sept. 20, 1797; died Dec. 30, 1877, at Cohasset, un- 
abbea m. Martin, born Aug. 14, 1799. 

ahhea n. Anna, born June 13, 1801; died May 6, 1886, at Cohasset, unmar- 

abbec. Zenas, son of Francis {Hezekiah, Daniel, Samuel) 
and Sarah (Hobart) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Sept. 8, 
1757, at Hingham, in the second precinct now Cohasset; died 
Dec. 19, 1820, at Cohasset. He was a carpenter and Hved at 
Cohasset. In December, 1776, he served four days as private 
in Capt. Peter Cushing's Company on coast guard duty at Hull, 
Mass.; and he was a private in the army at the surrender of 
Burgoyne. His only civil office was as a member of the school 
committee, on which he served 1799-1801, 1803 and 1807. In 
1799 he was on a committee to build a tower and steeple on the 

He married, June 10, 1781, at Cohasset, Mary^, daughter of 
Obadiah^ {Jaco¥, Mordecai^, Samuel^) and Jael (Curtis) Lincoln 
of Scituate, Mass., and Cohasset, adfac, born Apr. 2, 1760, in 
the second precinct of Hingham; died Feb. 22, 1822, at Cohasset. 
but Cohasset church records say Feb. 27. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln 
and three of their children: John-Hobart, Allen and Betsy, 
are buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset. (Hist, of 
Cohasset, pp. 297-8, 372; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 237, 498; 

His service in the army in the Burgoyne campaign was as 
private in Capt. Theophilus Wilder's Company, Col. Benjamin 
Gill's regiment, in which he enlisted Aug. 24, 1777, and was 


discharged Nov. 29, 1777. He enlisted again Dec. 20, 1777, 
in Capt. Thomas Nash's Company which served until March 1, 
1778, at Fort Hill, Boston. (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the 
Revolution, vol. ix, p. 823.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

dbbec a. Allen, born June 14, 1782; died Aug. 16, 1798. 

abbec b. Joseph, born Nov. 23, 1783. 

ahhec c. Sarah, born Sept. 13, 1785; died Jan. 1, 1873, at Cohasset; married, 
Jan. 30, 1814, at Cohasset, John^, son of Jonathan^ (Samuel^, Joseph'^, 
Joseph^, Joseph^, Clement^) and Susanna (Orcutt) Bates of Cohasset, born 
July 11, bapt. July 21, 1782, at Cohasset; died Oct. 5, 1842, at Cohasset. 
He was a trader, Uved at Cohasset and had no children. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 26.) 

abbec d. John-Hob art, born Aug. 9, 1787; died Dec. 27, 1793. 

abbec e. Henry, born Aug. 13, 1789; died Sept. 26, 1825, unmarried. He was 
drowned at sea, according to Cohasset church records. 

abbec f. Thomas, born July 11, 1791. 

abbec g. Zenas, born Apr. 4, 1793; died Oct. 2, 1832, at Cohasset, unmarried. 
Cohasset church records say he was drowned at sea. He was a private 
in Capt. Peter Lothrop's Company of militia, which was on duty in June, 
1814, to repel the expected British invasion. (Hist, of Cohasset, p, 345.) 

abbec h. Mary, born Dec. 16, 1794; died Oct. 21, 1889, at Cohasset, un- 

abbec i. Priscilla, born Sept. 1, 1796; died Sept. 2, 1878, unmarried, at Co- 

abbec j. Betsey, born Aug. 4, 1801; died Sept. 29, 1801, according to her 
gravestone and ''Cohasset Genealogies" but Cohasset records say 1811. 

abbhc. Obadiah, son of Hezekiah {Hezekiah, Daniel, Samuel) 
\ and Eunice (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born May 4, 
1783, at Cohasset, bapt. July 27, 1783; died May 26, 1844, at 
Cohasset. (Mass. Vital Records say he was drowned May 25; 
gravestone says he died May 24; Cohasset Genealogies says May 
[ 26.) In June, 1814, he served as private in Capt. Peter Lothrop's 
Company of militia which was called on to repel a threatened 
British invasion. He held no civil office. He lived on ^'The 
Ridges" now part of the '^ Jerusalem road," Cohasset. 

He married, about 1803 or 1804, Tamar^ daughter of DanieP 
{Daniel^, NathanieF, Israel^, Thomas^) and Tamar (Beal) Nichols 
of Cohasset, see ahhaf, born Dec. 14, 1782, at Cohasset; died 
Oct. 31, 1865, at Cohasset, ''aged 82 yrs. 10 mos." (Gravestone.) 
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, with their daughter Susannah, are buried 
in Central burying ground, Cohasset. In the State records 
of his death he is described as '' seaman." (Cohasset Genealogies, 


pp. 238, 302; Hist, of Cohasset, p. 344; Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, 
p. 89.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

aabhc a. Levi, born June 28, 1805; died about 1828, at New Orleans, La., 
according to "Colmsset Genealogies" but some members of the family 
say that he went West and was never heard from. 

ahbhc b. Sauau, born Sept. 30, 1807; died Sept. 16, 1878, at Cohasset "a 
widow"; married, Apr. 15, 1830, at Cambridge, Mass., Benjamin, son of 
William and Asenath (Hopkins) Shaw of Milford, N. H., born Feb. 19, 
1805 ; date of his death not ascertained. They hvcd at Cambridgeport and 
at Canton, Mass. He was a blacksmith. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 238; 
Records of Arthur- Augustus Shaw, abbhc bg.) 

Children, born: a, b at Cambridge; d at Milford;/, g at Canton; c, e 
unknown : 

a. George-Nichols, born July 22, 1831; went to California; 

b. Sarah-Asenath, born Jan. 10, 1833; mar. Edwin-Augustus Nut- 

c. Benjamin-Franklin, born Dec. 7, 1835; mar. Martha-Annie 

d. Harriet-Lincoln, born Dec. 2, 1837; mar. Charles-Francis 

e. Robert-Beals, born Sept. 9, 1840; died about 1865, unmarried. 
/. Mary-Lincoln, born Feb. 14, 1842; mar. Jonathan Linfield. 
g. Arthur-Augustus, born July 22, 1845; mar. Mary-Maria Chase. 

abbhc c. Mary-Birch, born Nov. 30, 1809; died Aug. 16, 1893, at Cohasset, 
"aged 83 years, 8 months, 17 days" (Mass. Vital Records); married, 
Nov. 11, 1857, at Boston, Michael, son of Andrew Anthony of Boston, 
born 1822 in Ireland. (Ibid.) He may be the Michael Anthony, a 
laborer, aged 35 years, parents unknown, who died Dec. 26, 1860, at 
Provincetown, Mass. (Ibid.) The record of his marriage calls him aged 
35 in 1857 and "a waiter." "Cohasset Genealogies" calls her "Mary- 
Beal" and her husband "A. Neale." Members of the family say that she. 
married Michael- Anthony Neale but know nothing of him. It is probable 
that she assumed the name of "Neale" after his death and on her return, 
to Cohasset, for reasons of her own. They had no children. In the 
record of her marriage she is called aged 32 years. 

abbhc d. Robert-Beals, born June 2, 1811. 

abbhc e. Harriot, born Sept. 9, 1813; died Sept. 13, 1860, at Salem, N. H.; 
married, March 4, 1841, at Boston, Mass., Joel-Parsons, son of Joel and 
Lydia (Hains) Fletcher of Salem, born 1813 at Pelham, N. H.; died Apr. 
19, 1849, at Salem. They lived at Boston and Salem. He was a stone- 
cutter and was engaged in the granite business in Boston, near the present 
North Station. He died intestate and his widow asked, Sept. 30, 1850, 
that WilHam W. Clark of Salem be appointed administrator, and his; 
petition gives the date of death here given. The estate was declared, 
insolvent. (Boston Records; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 238; Records oi 
Joel-Parsons Fletcher, abbhc ed; Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. 
cxlviii2, p. 187; ccxxii, p. 14; Fletcher Genealogy, 1881, p. 438, which has 
many errors on this family.) 


Children, born: a-c at Boston; d at Salem, N. H.: 
a. Susanna-Lincoln, born 1842; mar. Edward Butters. 
h. Levi-Lincoln, born 1844; never married. 

c. Emma-Frances, born March, 1846; died Oct. 4, 1847, aged 18 

d. Joel-Parsons, born Nov. 10, 1848; mar. Cora- Augusta Taylor. 
alibhc /. Susannah, born Apr. 12, 1816; died Jan. 31, 1871, at Canton, Mass., 

unmarried. In the record of her death she is called "Susanna B." She 
is buried at Cohasset. 
cbhhc g. Tamar-Nichols, born June 3, 1819; died June 6, 1896, at Salisbury, 
Mass.; married. May 26, 1842, at Cohasset, Harlan-Pillsbury, son of 
Daniel and Sarah (Blake) Griffin of Danville, N. H., born Feb. 22, 1814, 
at Danville; died July 8, 1887, at Danville. He was a stone-cutter and 
shoemaker and lived at Danville, but was of Milton, Mass., when married, 
and in the Milton record of their marriage she is also called of Milton. 
(Cohasset Genealogies, p. 238; Records of Harlan-Boyden Griffin, abbhc 


Children, born at Danville: 

a. Margaret-Forbes, born March 20, 1844; died March 18, 1845. 

b. Harlan-Boyden, born Apr. 6, 1846; mar. (1) Florence- 
Alphadele Cook; (2) Flora-Letitia-Selina Bartlett. 

c. Emma-Adelaide, born May 4, 1850; died Feb. 28, 1872, un- 

dbhhc h, Daniel-Bray, born Aug. 11, 1823; died Jan. 29, 1892, at Cohasset, 
unmarried. "Cohasset Genealogies" calls him "Daniel-Beal." 

adaaa. Abraham, son of John (Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) 
f and Rebecca ( [Flowers] Morris) Lincoln of Rockingham county, 
Va., born May 13, 1744, in Berks county, Pa.; died between 
May 7, 1785, and Oct. 14, 1788,* probably in Jefferson county, 
Ky., having been killed by Indians, as will be related later. He 
accompanied his father to Virginia and was, as early as 1770, a 
1 captain in the Virginia militia. He is also called ''captain" at a 
court-martial held in Staunton, Va., in 1776, and his name 
appears as ''captain" in the Augusta county records in 1777, and 
in the Rockingham county records in 1779. (Virginia Militia 
in the Revolution, pp. 183, 230-3.) Whether he was in active 
service in the Revolution is uncertain. 

He received from his father, Aug. 12, 1773, a gift of two hun- 
dred and ten acres of land on Linville's creek, being a portion of 
his father's original purchase, and acquired fifty-two adjoining 
acres by purchase. This farm he and his wife, Bathsheba, sold 
Feb. 18, 1780, being about to remove to Kentucky where, ac- 

*As this book goes to press, word comes from Rev. Louis A. Warren that he has found a 
document in the Nelson County, Ky., court house stating: "Abraham Lincoln departed this 
life in May, 1786." 



cording to Daniel Boone's Survey Book, now owned by the Wis- 
consin Historical Society, he had made an entry of one thousand 
acres of land as early as July, 1776. He received for his Vir- 
ginia farm five thousand pounds, current money of Virginia, 
which sum, according to Miss Tarbell, was then equivalent to 
about seventeen thousand dollars, but this, of course, was paper 
money. In the deed conveying this farm the name of Abraham's 
wife is spelled indifferently Bershaba, Bashaba, Bathshaba, 
Bathshabe and Bathsheba, and she signed herself ''Batsab 
Lincon." This deed was recorded June 17, 1780, but without 
the privy examination and renunciation of dower by the wife, 
as the law required. More than a year later, Sept. 8, 1781, a 
commission was issued for her examination, she being ** unable 
to travel to our sd County Court of Rockingham." In this 
commission she is thrice called '' Barbara," but in the report of 
the commissioners and its record, dated Sept. 24, she is called 
^'Barshaba" and ''Bershebe." (Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, 
pp. 187-191; Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration, 118- 

Just when Abraham removed to Kentucky is uncertain, but he 
probably went there immediately after selling his Virginia farm, 
as on March 4, 1780, he paid into the public treasury of Ken- 
tucky one hundred and sixty pounds for Land Office Warrant 
No. 3334, which entitled him to four hundred acres of land and, 
on the same date, secured two other warrants, Nos. 3333 and 3335, 
which entitled him to eight hundred acres more, for which he 
presumably paid twice as much or three hundred and twenty 
pounds. The first-named warrant is preserved in the collection 
of R. T. Durrett of Louisville, Ky., now owned by the University 
of Chicago, and is reproduced on page 22 of *'The Early Life of 
Abraham Lincoln" by Miss Ida M. Tarbell. The field notes of 
the survey under this warrant, reproduced on page 23 of the 
same work, are dated May 7, 1785, and are signed by *' Ananiah" 
and "Josiah Lincoln, C. C." (chain carriers), and by ''Abraham 
Lincoln, marker.'^ Under these warrants grants were made to 
Abraham Lincoln as follows: 

"By virtue of treasury warrants Nos. 3333 and 3335 issued 
the fourth day of March seventeen hundred and eighty there is 
granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia unto Abraham Lin- 


coin a certain parcel of land containing eight hundred acres by- 
survey bearing the date of the twelfth day of October seventeen 
hundred and eighty four lying and being in the county of Lin- 
coln on Green River about six miles below Green River Lick and 
bounded as foUoweth to wit: Beginning at a buckeye on the 
river bank being a comer of William Montgomery and running 
down the river with the meanders as is laid down in the Plat 
to a sugar tree ... to have and to hold to the said Abraham 
Lincoln and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said 
Beverly Randolph, Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of 
Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the 
said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond this sixteenth 
day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." 

''James Garrard Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky 
to all to whom these presents shall come greeting; know ye that 
by virtue and in consideration of a Land Office Treasury War- 
rant No. 3334 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto 
Abraham Lincoln a certain tract or parcel of land containing 400 
acres by survey bearing date of May 7, 1785 — lying and being in 
Jefferson County on the fork of Floyd's Creek now called the 
Long Run and bounded as foUoweth to wit: beginning about 2 
miles up the said fork from the mouth of a fork of the same for- 
merly called Fells Fork at a sugar tree standing on the side of the 
same marked 'SB' and extending thence East three hundred 
poles to a poplar and sugar tree North two hundred and thirteen 
and a third poles to a beech and dogwood, West three hundred 
poles to a white oak and hickory, South two hundred and thir- 
teen and a third poles to the beginning: with its appurtenances 
to the said Abraham Lincoln and his heirs forever. In witness 
whereof the said James Garrard, Governor of the Common- 
wealth of Kentucky hath hereunto set his hand and caused the 
seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the 
second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety eight and of the Commonwealth of Ken- 
tucky the seventh." 

On the margin is written: "Examined and delivered to Mor- 
decai Lincoln, April 26, 1799." 

Besides these two tracts Lincoln also entered, according to 
I Boone's Survey Book, previously referred to, Dec. 11, 1782, on a 


treasury warrant No. 5994, five hundred acres more whose loca- 
tion is uncertain, but which are probably identical with the five 
hundred acres in Campbell, now Pendleton, county, which 
were not surveyed according to Nicolay and Hay until Sept. 
27, 1798, and patented June 30, 1799; and were sold June 8, 
1808, by "Mordecai Lincoln heir at law to Abraham Lincoln." 
(Washington County Deeds, vol. C, f. 462.) This is all the land 
in Kentucky, amounting to seventeen hundred acres, of which 
there is positive evidence of being owned by Abraham Lincoln. 
Lea and Hutchinson in ''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln" 
credit him with thirty-two hundred acres ''of the finest farming 
land in the world," but of these the ownership of one thousand 
acres is problematical, and five hundred acres are clearly counted 
twice, while the description is purely imaginary and may or 
may not be true. 

If Lincoln went to Kentucky in 1780, he probably went alone 
to look up a desirable place to live, and having selected two loca- 
tions, undoubtedly under the advice of his friend and kinsman 
Daniel Boone, returned to Virginia to escort his family to their 
new home. Their removal was certainly postponed until after 
Sept. 8, 1781, when his wife was visited at her home in Rocking- 
ham county by a commission to obtain her renunciation of 
dower, and may have been deferred until October, 1784, when, 
as has been shown, the lot on Green river was surveyed. They 
had certainly removed before May 7, 1785, the date of survey 
of the land in Jefferson county, for Abraham himself was the 
marker in this survey and his son Josiah was one of the chain 
carriers. This makes it fairly certain that he made his new home 
on this latter tract, which was situated a few miles from the 
present city of Louisville, rather than on the larger tract in 
Lincoln county, for his son, Josiah, was not more than twelve 
or thirteen years old when the Jefferson county land was sur- 
veyed, and if living in Lincoln county would hardly have been 
employed so far from home. Moreover, this agrees with the 
family tradition. 

Whatever the date of his removal, Lincoln did not long survive 
to enjoy and improve his Kentucky lands. The year of his 
death is as uncertain as the year of his emigration, and has been 
variously given by historians as occurring from "soon after 



1780," to 1788. His grandson, the President, placed it from 
family tradition in 1784, but from the fact that Abraham acted 
as marker in the survey of his farm in May, 1785, his death 
must have occurred after that date, and from the further fact 
that an administrator of his estate was appointed Oct. 14, 1788, 
he was certainly not living then and it is most likely that his 
death occurred in that year. Whatever the date, according to 
tradition, which for want of better authority may be accepted 
as true, he was shot and instantly killed, while working in the 
clearing with his three sons, by an Indian in ambush. Mordecai, 
the oldest son, ran to the cabin for his rifle. Josiah ran to the 
nearest fort for assistance, but Thomas, the youngest boy, 
remained near his father and was on the point of being seized 
by an Indian when Mordecai, who had secured his gun, shot the 
Indian through the heart and Thomas escaped to the cabin. 
Assistance arriving soon after from the fort, the remaining 
Indians were driven away and the family rescued. 

Mr. R. T. Durrett of Louisville gave to Miss Tarbell for her 
"Early Life of Abraham Lincoln" a so-called copy of the ap- 
pointment, by the Nelson county court, Oct. 10, 1788 [sic], 
of an administrator of Mr. Lincoln's estate and of four apprais- 
ers, some of whose names are incorrectly given. He furnished 
also a copy of the appraisal, dated March 10, 1789, in which 
some unimportant errors appear. Miss Tarbell does not state 
where Mr. Durrett obtained the copy of the appointment of the 
administrators and appraisers, but as it differs in several par- 
ticulars from the original, a certified copy has been obtained 
from the Nelson county clerk which is as follows: 

"At a Court held for Nelson County the fourteenth day of 
October in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred 
and eighty eight, 

"Benjamin Pope, James Rodgers Gabriel 
" Cox and James Baird Gent. 

On Motion of John Caldwell who made oath according to 
law and with Richard Parker his surety entered into and ac- 
knowledged this Bond in the penalty of £1000 conditioned as 
the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of 
Administration on the estate of Abraham Lincoln deed in due form. 


"Ordered that John Alvey, Peter Sybert, Christopher Barlow 
and William Slack any three of them being first sworn before a 
magistrate of this County do appraise in current money the 
slaves (if any) and personal Estate of Abraham Lincoln deed 
and return the Appraisement to the Court." 

"State of Kentucky 1 c: . 

"County of Nelson / 

"I, Morgan Gilkey Clerk of the Nelson County Court, do 
certify that the foregoing is a true Copy of the records in my 
office in Order Book 'B' page 60. 

"Given under my hand the August 28th, 1916. 

"Morgan Gilkey Clerk 
"by W.J. RobyD. C." 

There is no known reason why administration should have 
been granted in Nelson county, if Lincoln was living at the time 
of his death in Jefferson county, and was killed there. No 
record has as yet been found of his owning land in Nelson county, 
nor of any act of his administrator in settlement of his estate 
in any county after the appraisal of his personal estate, which is 
dated March 10, 1789. His widow, Bathsheba, removed to 
Washington county, which adjoins Nelson county, with her 
children after his death. If she had any dower rights they ap- 
parently were not enforced, as all the land records found confirm 
the tradition that the oldest son, Mordecai, inherited all his 
father's lands, to the exclusion of the other children and the 
widow, under the existing laws of primogeniture. 

The following appraisal of the personal estate is from a careful 
copy, by the compiler of this genealogy, of the original record at 
Bardstown. (Appraisements, vol. i, p. 48.) 

"Pursuant to an order of Court appointing the Subscribers 
Appraisers to the Estate of Abram Lincoln, Deed, being first 
sworn, proceeded as follows: — 


One Sorrel Horse Appraised to 8 

Black Horse 9 

One Red Cow & Calf 4 

Brindle Cow & Calf 4 

Red Cow & Calf 5 








Brindle bull yearling 

Brindled heifer yearling 
Bar Shear plow and Tackling 
Three Weeding hoes 
Flax wheel 

Pair of Smoothing Irons 
One Dozen pewter plates 
Two pewter Dishes 

Dutch Oven and Cale [sic] Weighing 15 

Small Iron Kettle and Cale weighing 12**^^ 

Foot adds 

Hand saw 

One Inch Auger 

Three quarter Do 

Half Inch Do 

Drawing knife 

Curring Knife 

Curriers Hook and barking Iron 

Old Smooth bore Gun 

Riffle do 
Do do 
Two pott Trammells 
I One Feather Bead & furniture 

One Bed of Turkey feathers and furniture 

Stakeing Iron 
One Ax 









































£68 16 6 
"Peter Sybert 
** Christopher Barlow 
''John Alvey 
At a Court held for Nelson County the 10th day of March 1789 
"This Inventory & app. of the Estate of Abraham Lincoln 
deed was ret. & ord to be recorded ''Test 

"Isaac Morrison Cle." 
Mr. Lincoln married, license given June 9, 1770, in Augusta 
county, Va., Bathsheba^, daughter, it is claimed, of Leonard^ 


(Bdhucl^f Jofm^) Herring of Bridgcwater, Va., whose birth and 
death have not been learned. The marriage Hcense is printed 
in ''Abstracts from the Records of Augusta County," vol. ii, 
p. 277, but unfortunately the name of the bride is not given 
In claiming that her name was Bathsheba Herring the writer is 
aware that he is contradicting every biographer of President 
Lincoln since Nicolay and Hay, on the authority of Hon. J. L. 
Nail of Missouri, first claimed that Abraham Lincoln married 
Mary Shipley and that she was the mother of his children. Mr. 
J. Henry Lea, in searching for data for "The Ancestry of Abra- 
ham Lincoln," seems to have been the first to notice that in the 
deed by which Abraham sold his lands in Virginia, his wife is 
called Bathsheba, but he did not learn of the record of Abraham's 
marriage license, and accepted too hastily unsupported state- 
ments as to the dates of birth of Abraham and his children. 
On the facts as he had them Lea concluded that Mary Shipley 
was Abraham's first wife and the mother of four of his children; 
that she died about 1778; that Abraham married Bathsheba 
Herring as his second wife about 1779, and that she was the 
mother of Thomas who. Lea claimed, was born Jan. 20, 1780, 
ignoring the age which President Lincoln in his family Bible 
ascribed to his father at his death, which would place Thomas's 
birth on Jan. 6, 1778, and apparently ignorant that Nancy, the 
youngest child of Abraham, was born March 25, 1780. Mr. 
Lea assumed that it was Bathsheba's confinement with Thomas 
in January, 1780, which accounted for her inability to attend 
the County Court in February, 1780, and in September, 1781. 
He expresses a doubt whether she ever went to Kentucky and 
survived her husband, for the reason that, as the mother of 
Thomas, she would have defended that youth from the abuse 
and neglect which, according to tradition, he suffered at the 
hands of his elder brothers. 

Honorable J. L. Nail of Carthage, Mo., the great-grandson 
of Abraham Lincoln by his younger daughter, Nancy, persuaded 
Nicolay and Hay that Abraham married Mary Shipley. Mr. 
Nail's sister, Mrs. Louise Hardaway of Jasper, Mo., informed 
the writer that ''she remembers very distinctly her great-grand- 
mother Lincoln who lived to be near one hundred years old) 
and died at the house of her daughter Nancy, and is buried ini 


Mill Creek grave yard in Hardin county, Kentucky, but no 
stone marks her grave." Mrs. Hardaway was not positive that 
Abraham's wife was named Mary, but that was the impression 
which she always had, and she was certain that it was not Bath- 
sheba but that, whatever her name, she was the mother of all 
the children. Major George Chrisman of Rockingham county, 
Va., informed the writer that his great aunt, Betsy Herring, a 
maiden lady and a niece of Leonard Herring the reputed father 
of Bathsheba, always said that Mordecai Lincoln was son of 
Abraham and Bathsheba. This was confirmed by Mr. John 
Herring, a cousin of Major Chrisman. 

To reconcile these conflicting statements it was, until recently, 
the theory of the writer that Bathsheba was Abraham's first 
wife and the mother of all his children; that she fell ill after the 
birth of her youngest child, Nancy, which occurred March 25, 
1780, from which illness she died soon after renouncing her 
dower rights; that Abraham, having sold his Virginia farm and 
purchased lands in Kentucky, to which he had made all prepara- 
tions to remove, found himself a widower with five children, 
two of whom were in absolute need of a mother's care, and that 
he therefore married for a second wife, and probably before 
leaving for Kentucky, Mary Shipley, who was therefore the 
step-mother of all the children but was looked upon by the 
younger children as their own mother, Nancy certainly being 
able to remember no other. 

This theory has been proved false, just as this book is going 
to press, by the recent discovery, among some old papers in 
the Kentucky State Capitol at Frankfort, of a number of early 
tax lists including those for Washington county for the years 
1792, 1795 and 1800. These discredit the statements of Mr. 
Nail and Mrs. Hardaway and establish the fact that Bathsheba 
survived her husband and was certainly living in 1792 in Wash- 
ington county, where she was taxed on Oct. 16, as owning one 
horse and ten cattle but no land, and as having one white male 
in her family between the ages of 16 and 21. This could not 
have been Thomas, who was but fourteen years old in 1792, 
and must have been Josiah, proving that he was born between 
1771 and 1776 and not on July 10, 1766, as given in ''The An- 
cestry of Abraham Lincoln," p. 84. Mordecai, the oldest son, 


was taxed on the same day as his mother, being designated as a 
white male above 21, and must therefore have been born before 
Oct. 16, 1771. As he was taxed for one hundred acres of land, 
one horse and two cattle and he and his mother were listed on 
the same day, it is safe to assume that the family was living 
together, the mother owning most of the live stock. In 1795 
the family had apparently separated, as Josiah and Thomas 
are listed separately and Bathsheba's name has disappeared, 
nor does it re-appear in the list for 1800. She may have removed 
from Washington county or perhaps was living with her daugh- 
ter Mary, or she may have died, though the recollection of Mrs. 
Hardaway is that her great-grandmother lived to a great age, 
in which she may be right, for though she and Mr. Nail are 
evidently mistaken as to her name they may be correct in other 

These tax lists, as to whose discovery and contents the writer 
is indebted to the courtesy of Reverend William E. Barton, are 
of the utmost importance as rendering it practically certain that' 
Abraham had but one wife, whose Christian name was Bathshe- 
ba, who was the mother of all his children and survived him at 
least until 1792. That her surname was Herring is probable, 
though her parentage and descent, as previously given, are by no 
means proved. It is taken from the account of the family in 
*'The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," which seems to be based 
largely on tradition and is not yet supported by documentary 
evidence. According to ''Abstracts from the Records of Augusta 
County," vol. ii, p. 276, Leonard Herron was granted a marriage 
license in August, 1761. This may have been a second marriage, 
but if not he could not have had a daughter old enough to be 
married in 1770. The condition of the Rockingham county 
records makes it extremely doubtful that Bathsheba's parentage 
will ever be proved. See, however, a letter from Charles-Griffin 
Herring in ''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," pp. 202-3. 

Children, born in Rockingham county, Va. : 

adaaa a. Mordecai, born about 1771. 

adaaa b. Josiah, born about 1773. 

adaaa c. Mary, dates of her birth and death unknown. She is said to 
have married Ralph, son of Philip and Anne Crume of Nelson county, 
Ky., of whom nothing has been learned. The following deeds on record 
in Nelson County, Bk. 7, pp. 264-272, may be found useful in tracing 





this family. They are all from Philip Crume, St., and his wife Ann, 
and the consideration in each is one shilling. The grantees are probably 
children of Philip Crume. 

September 10, 1797, to Unice Crume, 72 acres on Mill Creek, Nelson 


December 28, 1797, to Moses Crume, 60 acres at Beech fork, Nelson 


September 10, 1797, to Philip Crume, Jr., 80 acres at Mill creek. 

December 29, 1797, to Abraham Burkhead of Washington co., land 
in said county on south side of Beech fork. 

September 10, 1797, to Benedick Lucas, 75 acres on Sunfish run, 
Nelson co. 

September 10, 1797, to Daniel Crume of Washington co., land on 
Sunfish run. Nelson co. 

December 28, 1797, to Jesse Crume, 43 acres on Bear creek, Nelson co. 

September 10, 1797, to Ralph Crume of Nelson co., land on Sunfish 
run and branch of Beech fork. 

September 10, 1797, to Elizur Birket of Nelson co., 72 acres in said 

December 28, 1797, to Moses Crume, 46 acres on Mill creek, a branch 
of Beech fork. 

December 29, 1797, to Mary Crume, widow and rehct of WiUiam 
Crume deceased, and Sarah Crume and Phebe Crume, infants of said 
deceased, land on Mill creek. 

Also the following from Nelson county wills, Bk. A, p. 470: 

The will of PhiUp Crume, senior, of Nelson county, Ky., dated Apr. 
16, 1801, names: wife Anne; children: John, Peggy, Nancy, Keziah 
and Squire; sons: Ralph, Phihp, Daniel, Jesse, heirs of son WiUiam 
deceased, and Moses; daughters: Susannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah 
and Unice; and mentions "all the land and other property already given 
by me to them and which they are now in possession of." 


a. William, married Louella Jones.* 

b. A DAUGHTER, married a Mr. Cox. 

adaaa d. Thomas, born Jan. 5, 1778. The "Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln" 
says Jan. 20, 1780, but without good authority. 

adaaa e. Nancy, born March 25, 1780; died Oct. 9, 1845, at or near EHza- 
bethtown, Ky., according to her gravestone, but the family Bible says 
she died Oct. 7, 1843. She married, Jan. 12, 1801, in Washington county, 
Ky., Wilham, son of James and Joanna Brumfield of Washington county, 
born June 15, 1772; died May 31, 1858, at or near EHzabethtown. He 
was a farmer. They are buried in the old graveyard at Mill creek. The 
stone at Mr. Brumfield's grave is unmarked, but Nancy's bears the 
following inscription: "Nancy Brumfield, wife of William Brumfield 
departed this Life October 9, 1845 at 7 o'clock aged 65 Yrs. 6 months 
14 days." Mrs. Abraham Lincoln is said to have been buried in the 
same yard, but no stone marks her grave. 

Nancy's marriage certificate at SpriiOjgfield, Ky., reads as follows: 
"I hereby certify that marriage was solemnized by me between WiUiam 

♦They had a son James who married Sallie Popham and had a son, William -Popham Crume, 
and a daughter Elizabeth who married a Hoskinson. George L. Crume, now living at Columbia, 
Ky., is a son of William-Popham Crume. E. H. Cox of Vine Grove, Ky., is a grandson of the 
daughter who married Cox. This family seems to be ignorant of any Lincoln connection. 


Brownfield and Anna Lencolman the 12th inst. according to the rites 
and ceremonies of the Christian church. Given under my hand January 
the 13th 1801 " signed "Thomas Kyle" 

The names Brumfield and Brownfield seem to be interchangeable 
in the Washington county records. The writer is indebted to Mrs. 
Louise (Nail) Hardaway of Jasper, Mo,, for some of this information. 
Children, born near Elizabethtown: 
a. Polly. 
6. Elizabeth, born Dec. 3, 1804; mar. William P. Nail. 

c. Susan. 

d. LucRETiA, mar. a Mr. Austin. She had the family Bible. Two 
sons named Lloyd and Brown were last living in Meade county, 

adaad. Isaac, son of John (Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Rebecca ( [Flowers] Morris) Lincoln of Linville, Rockingham 
county, Va., born March 5, 1750, in Berks county. Pa.; died 
June 10, 1816, at Watauga, Tenn., ''age about 64 years." 
August 12, 1773, he was given by his father a part of the home 
farm adjoining that part given to his brother Abraham on the 
same date. He held the office of constable in Augusta county, 
Va., before 1773, as on May 18, 1773, Norton Gunn was appointed 
constable vice Isaac Lincoln. (Abstracts from the Records of 
Augusta County, vols, i, p. 171; iii, p. 533.) 

Mr. Lincoln married Mary Ward, who was born about 1758 
and died Aug. 27, 1834, at Watauga, ''age about 76 years." 
Isaac and his wife are buried in a country graveyard in Watauga 
valley, and their gravestones bear the following inscriptions: 

"Sacred J to the memory of J Isaac Lincoln J who departed 
this life June the 10th J 1816 J Age about 64 years." 

"Sacred t to the memory of J Mary Lincoln t who departed 
this life August 27, 1834 J age about 76 years." 

Isaac Lincoln acquired a large farm in the Watauga valley, 
containing about fifteen hundred acres. He had no children, and 
he left all his property to his wife, by whom the farm was devised 
to her nephew William Stover. It was on this farm that Presi- 
dent Andrew Johnson died July 31, 1875, and it was also on this 
farm that Thomas Lincoln, father of President Abraham Lin- 
coln, is said to have worked as a farm hand for his uncle Isaac 
and to have met and wooed his first wife, Nancy Hanks; but this 
latter tradition is probably untrue as there is no evidence that 
Nancy Hanks ever lived in Tennessee. 




A letter written by James-Hamilton Lincoln, adaaf ac, dated 
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1887, has the following account of 
Isaac's family : 

"He lived in upper East Tennessee, I cannot say what County 
. . . had only one child, a son, and when the little fellow was 
three years old, one day his father had gone to the sugar orchard 
and the boy tried to follow him. This was the last that was ever 
heard of him. Some people living across the river from where he 
lived thought for several days that they could hear the crying of 
a child very indistinctly, but not knowing of a child being lost 
paid no attention to it. Several years afterwards the bones of a 
child were found in a cave, corresponding in size to the lost boy. 
This was all that was ever known about it, and this was the last 
of Isaac Lincoln's family.^ He never had any other children." 

adaae. Jacob, son of John {Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Rebecca ( [Flowers] Morris) Lincoln of Rockingham county, Va., 
born Nov. 6, 1751, at Carnarvon, Pa., probably; died Feb. 20, 
1822, at Linville's Creek, Va. These dates are from Jacob's Bible 
and his gravestone. The record in his son Abraham's Bible says 
he was born Aug. 18, 1751, and died Jan. 20, 1822. He was a 
lieutenant in the Continental army during the Revolution, for 
which office he qualified March 26, 1781. (Abstracts from the 
Records of Augusta County, vol. ii, p. 367; Hist, of Rockingham 
County, p. 84.) He accompanied his father to Virginia and 
passed the rest of his life there at Linville's Creek, his farm ad- 
joining that on which his father lived at his death, though it is 
not known how he came into possession of it as he did not inherit 
it from his father, though he may have received it from him as a 
gift. After his marriage he built a small log house where he left 
his wife while he served in the army. Later he built a fine brick 
house not far from the log cabin, which is still standing, though 
not in the possession of a descendant. 

He married, Aug. 29, 1780, in Rockingham county (Hist, of 
Rockingham County), Dorcas, daughter of David and Dorcas 
Robinson of Rockingham county, born March 15, 1763, at Lin- 
ville's Creek; died there Jan. 25, 1840. ''Dorcas Robertson 
[sic] — dow of David Robertson of Rockingham County for 
and in consideration of . . . natural love and affection which 


1 have for my daughter Dorcus Lincoln wife of Jacob Lincoln" 
conveyed to her children ''three negroes Gate, Squire and James 
and all my household furniture. April?, 18 IL" (Burnt Records, 
Rockingham County, vol. i, p. 555.) It is said that Dorcas's 
father was not pleased with the marriage and was not reconciled 
to it until after the birth of her first child. Family tradition has 
it that it was a runaway match, but different reasons are given 
for this, one being that it was on account of parental opposition, 
another that the groom took offense at the bride's brothers being 
improperly dressed for the wedding and so ran off with her to 
another town. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are buried in a family graveyard on the 
home farm, their gravestones being thus inscribed : 

*'To the t Memory t of t Jacob Lincoln J who was born on 
the 18th t day of November 1751 and | departed this life on the 
t 20th day of February 1822 t Aged 71 years 9 months % and 

2 days." 

"Sacred J to the Memory of t Dorcas Lincoln { who departed 
this Life t on the 26th day of t January 1840 t aged 76 years t 
10 months and 10 days" 

Children, born at Linville (Family Bible) : 

adaae a. David, born June 28, 1781. 

adaae b. John, born Dec. 21, 1782; died July 17, 1818, unmarried. 

adaae c. Lydia, born March 26, 1785; died Apr. 1, 1800, unmarried. 

adaae d. Mary, born March 9, 1787; married a Mr. Henton and was living 
in April, 1840, at Shelbyville, Ky., as a letter from her testifies. 

adaae e. Dorcas, born Nov. 21, 1788; died August 24, 1862, at Newmarket, 
Va.; married, Dec. 11, 1806, at Linville, John, son of Jacob Strayer of 
Rockingham county, Va., born May 26, 1780; died Jan. 7, 1861, at 
Newmarket. He was the leading merchant of Newmarket. February 
10, 1837, John Strayer and Dorcas his wife of Shenandoah county con- 
veyed to Abraham Lincoln of Rockingham county, in consideration of 
$2600, money of Virginia, all their interest in "land purchased by Jacob 
Lincoln, Sr. of Rockingham county of Tanis Vanpelt and on which said 
Jacob lived at the date of his will," and also all their interest in other 
lands and property which was to be divided "equally between the said 
Dorcas Strayer, Abigail Coffman and Elizabeth Chrisman," the testator's 
three daughters. (Burnt Records of Rockingham County, vol. xii, 
p. 316.) John Strayer was a large landholder and owned many negro 
slaves. His father, Jacob Strayer, died Nov. 24, 1834, but his wife's 
name is unknown and is not given in the family Bible, the records of 
which begin with the marriage of John Strayer and Dorcas Lincoln. 
All of John Strayer's children, except the oldest, Mrs. Pennybacker, 
are buried at Newmarket. 


Children, born at Newmarket (Records of William R. Strayer, 
Washington, D. C.) : 

a. Amanda, born Jan. 10, 1808; mar. Derrick-Dehaven Penny- 
h. Caroline, born Sept. 20, 1809; mar. Rev. Mr. Oswald. 

c. Hiram-Lincoln, born Sept. 2, 1811; died Sept. 29, 1812. 

d. Calvin, born Aug. 1, 1813; died Sept. 20, 1814. 

e. Jacob-Williamson-Lincoln, born July 10, 1815; died 1835, 

/. Emily-Susan, born Feb. 1, 1818; died Feb. 2, 1853, unmarried. 
g. Elizabeth, born May 18, 1821; died Feb. 13, 1824. 
h. JoHN-RoMULUS, born July 28, 1823; died Dec. 27, 1859, un- 
i. Catherine-Mary, born June 27, 1825; died July 25, 1846, 

j. Henrietta, born July 31, 1827; died Oct. 11, 1857, unmarried. 
k. Alfred-Gossler, born Aug. 20, 1829; died Oct. 30, 1855, un- 
I. Joseph-Beveridge, born Oct. 5, 1832; mar. Fannie-Clarissa 
adaae /. Rebecca, born Jan. 3, 1790; died Dec. 25, 1860, at Franklin, W. 
Va.; married (1) Matthew Dyer of Franklin. He was a farmer and lived 
at Franklin. She is said to have married (2) a Mr. Harding of Martins- 
burg, W. Va., but this may be an error as she ip called Rebekah Dyer in 
the record of her death in the family Bible of Jacob Lincoln. She had 
no children by either husband. 
adaae g. Hannah, born March 5, 1793; died Apr. 1, 1825, at Luray, Va. ; 
married at Linville, Joseph Evans. He was from eastern Virginia and 
died not long after his wife at St. Louis, Mo. He was a merchant and 
lived at Luray. 

Children, born: a, c at Luray; b at Linville: 
a. Caroline-Elizabeth, born Jan. 25, 1821; mar. Moses Ham- 
6. Josephine-Rebecca- Ann, born Apr. 27, 1823; mar. David 

Coffman, adaae jb. 
c. Hannah-Lucinda-Dorcas-Cynthia, born Apr. 1, 1825; died 
July 9, 1825. 
adaae h. Jacob, born Aug. 12, 1795. 
adaae i. Abraham, born March 15, 1799. 

adaae j. Abigail, born June 20, 1801; died Jan. 29, 1882, at Dayton, 
Va.; married, Oct. 6, 1818, at Linville, Joseph, son of David and Eliza- 
beth (Strickler) Coffman of Page county, Va., born Jan. 23, 1793, in 
Page county; died September, 1872, at Dayton. He was a farmer and 
merchant and lived at Dayton, and they are both buried there but no 
stones mark their graves . 

Children, born at Dayton (Coffman Family Bible) : 
a. Jacob-Lincoln, born Aug. 9, 1819 ; died August, 1868, unmarried. 
6. David, born Dec. 30, 1820; mar. Josephine-Rebecca- Ann 
Evans, adaae gb. 

c. Hiram, born June 19, 1823; mar, (1) Mary Burtner; (2) Eliza- 
beth Burtner; (3) Mrs. Margaret (Long) Messick. 

d. Joseph, born May 16, 1825; died Jan. 12, 1828. 


e. Joseph-Strickler, born Jan. 19, 1831; mar. Hannah-Frances 
adaae k. Elizabeth, born Nov. 3, 1803; died Jan. 4, 1824, at Linville, 
but is buried at Cook's Creek (New Erection), Va. She married, May 
24, 1821, at Linville, Joseph, son of John and Ann (Harrison) Chrisman 
of Edom, Va., born 1798, at Edom; died in Lafayette county, Mo. 
He married for a second wijfe. Miss Jane Chrisman of Frederick county, 
Va., and removed, about 1837, to Lafayette, Mo., where he raised a 
large family. He was a farmer. (Records of George Chrisman, Harrison- 
burg, Va.) 

Child, born at Linville : 

a. John, or Joseph, but always called "Jack"; married and had 
a daughter, Mary, who was living, 1915, at Bozeman, Mont. 

adaaf. John, son of John {Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Rebecca ( [Flowers] Morris) Lincoln of Rockingham county, Va., 
born July 15, 1755, probably at Carnarvon, Pa.; died July 13, 1835, 
at Lebanon, Ohio. He Hved at Turleytown, Va., about twelve 
miles from Harrisonburg, where he owned a grist mill and a bark 
mill which ran by water, and a tan yard. He was a deputy sur- 
veyor of the county according to the ''History of Rockingham 
County," which records on page 106 that ''Garvin Hamilton and 
Ralph Loftus, having been appointed by a former Court to 
examine Mr. John Lincoln in regard to his abilities as deputy 
surveyor of the County, reported that they had found nothing 
to hinder his being admitted to the office." He served on a jury 
26th July 1796, concerning a piece of land "on the waters of 
Linvill's creek." In the suit of Henry Whisler vs. John Lincoln, 
mention is made of a title bond dated 17th September 1799, by 
John Lincoln to Henry Whisler of Rockingham, and a deed, 20th 
April 1802, by Henry Whisler and Ann of Rockingham to John 
Lincoln for 76 acres in Brock's Gap. (Abstracts from the Rec- 
ords of Augusta County, vols, i, p. 481; ii, p. 186.) He was one 
of the executors of his father's will and as such was sued by his 
sister Rebecca, which suit with the papers in the case have pre- 
served much of the family history, which would otherwise have 
been lost. About 1819, he removed with most of his children to 
Ohio, and bought a farm of 181 acres for S3, 985 near Lebanon, at 
a village called Red Lion, and there passed the remainder of his 
life. He carried thither from Virginia fine fruit trees, one of 
which, a pear tree, was still bearing in 1907. 

He married, June 27, 1782 (by the Rev. Mr. Carmichael), and 


probably in Rockingham county, Mary, daughter of Francis and 
Mary (Lincoln) Yarnall of Berks county. Pa., his own cousin, 
adadd. She was born March 29, 1760, in Pennsylvania and died 
May 27, 1832, at Lebanon. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are buried in 
the Baptist cemetery at Lebanon and their gravestones are 
inscribed as follows: 

"In t Memory of J John Lincoln | who departed this life % 
July 13, 1835 Aged % 79 Yrs 11 mos & 28 t days % My flesh shall 
slumber in the ground % Till the last Trumpets joyful sound % 
Then burst the chains with sweet % surprise % And in my Sa- 
viour's image rise." 

''In t Memory J of J Mary Lincoln % who departed this life % 
May 27, 1832 % Aged 72 years 1 % month & 28 days % Death 
thou hast conquered me 1 1 by thy darts am slain { But Christ 
shall conquer thee { And I shall rise again." 

Mr. John Lincoln was a very devout member of the Baptist 
church as were his sons Isaac and John, as is shown by letters to 
their brother Mordecai, still preserved in the family. His will, 
dated Dec. 29, 1830, probated Aug. 31, 1835, is on record in 
Bk. vi, p. 158, of Warren County, Ohio, Wills. The following 
is an abstract of it: 

''I John Lincoln of Warren Co. in the State of Ohio . . . 
being aged and infirm ... do make . . . this my last will 

. . . that is to say First ... I commit my soul into the 
hands of God ... I give ... to Mary my dearly beloved 
wife half the plantation I now live on with all its appurtenances, 
also my large family Bible, Butterworths Concordance, Dr. 
Gills exposition of the New Testament in three volumes, her 
choice of three other books out of my library ... I give . . . 
unto my son Jesse and my daughters Nancy Williams, Phebe 
Miller and Juliana Hicks each of them one tenth part of my 
estate the two last . . . first . . .settling with my executors 
the amount of sixty dollars each, being money I paid their 
husbands over and above their shares when making the first 
dividend among my several children, that paid to Ezra Hicks to 
bear interest from and after the twentieth day of November 1825 
. . . and that paid Samuel Miller to be on interest from the 
10th of October 1827 ... I also give . . . unto my son 
Mordecai one tenth part of my estate . . . but if he should 


take his son John C. Lincoln out of my custody ... in about 
six months or less as I have reason to expect he will, then he is to 
become indebted to my estate two hundred dollars . . . and 
whereas he and my son Jesse aforementioned had such a good 
trade given them while under age and my two youngest sons 
Isaac and John had none and in other respects they have ren- 
dered me peculiar services therefore I give ... to said Isaac 
and John three twentieths or one and a half tenth of my estate, I 
also give to my son John my large family Bible after the death 
of my wife. 

"I also give unto my grandson Isaac Carrier, son of Henry 
Carrier and Hannah his wife deceased all my stock in the Shanan- 
doah Company consisting of four shares of fifty dollars each, his 
father to draw the dividends . . . until his said son comes of 
age. . . . 

*'I also give unto my three other grandchildren by the same 
father and mother, to wit — Jesse Carrier, Milton Carrier and 
Polly Carrier one tenth part of my estate ... as they severally 
come of age . . . the ages of said grandchildren are recorded 
in my family Bible. . . . 

'^I also give . . .to my grandson Isaac Drake son of Lewis 
Drake and Rachel his wife one tenth of my estate . . . my two 
sons Isaac and John and my son in laws Lewis Drake and Ezra 
Hicks my executors . . . made the seventy sixth year of my 
age . . . this 29th day of December 1830. ..." 

Children, born in Rockingham county, Va. : 
adaaf a. Jesse, born July 17, 1783. 

adaaf b. Hannah, born May 11, 1785; died September or October, 1822. 
Her sister Rachel, in her diary, says she heard of Hannah's death in 
Virginia Oct. 25. She married Henry Carrier, of whom nothing has been 
learned. The chijidren are named in their grandfather Lincoln's will. 

a. Isaac. 

b. Jesse. 

c. Milton. 

d. Polly. 

adaaf c. Abraham, bom Apr. 6, 1787; died Nov. 23, 1789. 

adaaf d. Mordecai, born Nov. 7, 1788. 

adaaf e. Rachel, born July 21, 1790; died Aug. 20, 1845, at Red Lion, Ohio; 
married, Aug. 22, 1822, at Lebanon, Ohio, Lewis, son of Joseph and 
EUzabeth (Crow) Drake, born June 19, 1766, in New Jersey; died March 
20, 1849, at Lebanon. They lived about four miles from Lebanon, near 
Red Lion. He was a farmer. She was his second wife. His first wife 


was named Mary, but it is uncertain whether her surname was Evans 
or Russell. She died July 28, 1821, at Lebanon, having borne eleven 
children, viz.: (i) Samuel, Nov. 7, 1792; (ii) Margaret, Jan. 22, 1795; 
(iii) Priscilla, Jan. 12, 1797; (iv) Joseph, Dec. 8, 1798; (v) Elizabeth, 
May 10, 1801; (vi) Mary, June 5, 1803; (vii) John, Aug. 10, 1805; (viii) 
Lewis, Aug. 5, 1807; (ix) Isabel, Aug. 18, 1809; (x) William-Henry, 
May 14, 1811; and (xi) Charlotte, Sept. 9, 1814. Lewis Drake and his 
two wives are buried in the old Baptist cemetery at Lebanon. Their 
gravestones are thus inscribed: 

"In t Memory of J Mary t Consort of t Lewis Drake Sen $ Who de- 
parted this life t July 28, 1821. Aged t 50 Years." Then follow four 
lines of verse. 

"In t Memory of t Lewis Drake Sen t who died Mar. 20, 1849 J Aged 
82 Years 9 mo & 1 t day." Verse from Revelations, xiv, 13. 

"In t Memory of t Rachel t Consort of % Lewis Drake Sen t who de- 
parted this life t Aug. 20, 1845 Aged t 55 Years & 29 days." Then 
follow four lines of verse. 

A letter from Rachel Drake to her brother Mordecai, dated Feb. 23, 
1827, contains interesting information of the family. It says: "I was 
at Father's two weeks since . . . brother Isaac is teaching school . . . 
I think Pheby looks better — she has a fine harty yong daughter 3 months 
old and calls it Eusebe . . . Isaac and Samuel [Miller] has bought 
land near together, on flatrock [Shelby Co.] Ind. near where our sons 
Samuel and Joseph Drake live, about 100 miles from here . . . Samuel 
expects to move to his M section sometime this Summer ... I have 
not seen brother and sister Hi'x for about three months . . . We heard 
from brother and sister WiUiams a few weeks ago . . . John and 
Lewis [Drake] wishes to be remembered to you — Lewis has been going to 
Latin school and John to english when he was not busy on the farm." 
Child, born at Red Lion, Ohio : 
a. Isaac-Lincoln, born June 6, 1823; mar. Sarah Evans. 
adaaf f . Isaac, born Oct. 27, 1792. 

adaaf g. Phoebe, born Oct. 23, 1794; died November, 1839, at Red Lion, 
Ohio; married, Sept. 18, 1821, at Lebanon, Ohio (Lebanon Records), 
Samuel MiUer whose birth, death and parentage have not been learned. 
He was a farmer and lived at Red Lion, except for a short time at Flat 
Rock, Ind., whither they removed in 1827. A letter from Phoebe's father 
to his son, Mordecai, dated Feb. 13, 1830, says: "Samuel Miller and wife 
have got tired of Flat Rock settlement where they lived. He has sold 
his place ... we expect he is on the road now with his family moving 
in here. . . . Since writing this Miller and family have moved in. 
Their children are a son and two daughters"; and a letter from John 
Lincoln, Jr., to his brother Mordecai, dated Nov. 8, 1839, says: "Sister 
Phebe is dead, she was struck with the palsy sometime in August . . . 
was ill eleven weeks. Her children, Emily is in her sixteenth year and 
Eusebe in her fourteenth — Harrison is the oldest." In a letter dated 
Aug. 23, 1821, before her marriage, Phoebe calls Mr. 
morrel study nice man." 

"1 Children, born at Red Lion: 

^ a. Harrison, mar. Sarah-Ann Kirby, Apr. 3, 1847. 

»f b. Emily, born 1824. 

ff c. Eusebe, born November, 1826. 


adaaj h. Nancy- Ann, born Nov. 25, 1796; died Jan. 13, 1863, probably 
at Eaton, Ohio; married, Dec. 25, 1824, at Lebanon (according to Warren 
county, Ohio, records, but members of the family say they were married at 
Eaton), William, son of William and Hannah (Evans) Williams of 
Lebanon, born Aug. 30, 1781, probably in Delaware; died Sept. 30, 1866, 
at Eaton. He was a farmer and lived at Eaton. The Williams family 
Bible says that William Williams, Sr., was born Aug. 26, 1733, and is 
buried in Kirby cemetery, near Lebanon, and that Hannah Evans was 
born Dec. 28, 1747. The year of their marriage is torn. The entry reads 
Dec. 20, 17 — . The family is of Welsh descent, but it is not known who 
was the first immigrant or when he came. It is thought that William 
WiUiams, Jr., and his brother David were born in Delaware. The latter 
was a carpenter and helped build Commodore Perry's fleet on Lake 
Erie. (Records of Dr. Cassius Mincer, Bradford, Ohio, adaaf hd.) 
Children, born at Eaton: 

a. Jesse, born Dec. 31, 1825; married and had two children. 

h. Mary, born Nov. 27, 1827; mar. Peter Wright. 

c. Miranda, born Aug. 6, 1829; mar. a Mr. Brown. 

d. Hannah-Lincoln, born Oct. 6, 1830; mar. Robert Mincer. 

e. Rachel, born June 23, 1832; mar. Martin McToner. 

/. Nancy-Ann, born Feb. 21, 1837; mar. Alfred-Kelley Miller. 

g. Sarah-Jane, born May 31, 1844; died young probably. 
adaaJ i. Mary, born Dec. 18, 1798; died it is said at Greenville, Tenn., 
date unknown but about 1822, certainly before her father made his will, 
Dec. 29, 1830, and without children, since neither she nor her children 
are named in that will. She married, May 28, 1822, at Lebanon, Jacob T. 
Wyrick of Tennessee, of whom nothing is known. (Lebanon Records.) 
adaaf j. Juliana, born Sept. 13, 1801; married, Sept. 19, 1822, at Lebanon 
(Lebanon Records), Ezra Hicks, whose parentage, birth and death have 
not been learned. They are named in her father's will, and Ezra Hicks 
was one of the executors. They lived at or near Lebanon but are said 
to have removed to Putnam county, Ohio. A letter from John Lincoln, 
Jun., to his brother Mordecai, dated Red Lion, Warren Co., Ohio, Nov. 
8, 1839, says: "Ezra Hicks and his family have all had the fever ague, 
at one time there were nine down at once." From this it would appear 
that they had several children, but the names of three only have been 
Children : 

a. Amanda, never married. 

6. John, lived at KaHda, Ohio. 

c. Lewis, a colonel in the Civil war. 
adaaf k. John, born June 7, 1807. 

adaah. Thomas, son of John {Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Rebecca ( [Flowers] Morris) Lincoln of Rockingham county, 
Va., born Oct. 23, 1761, in Pennsylvania probably; died about 
1819, near Lexington, Ky. After his father's death he lived with 
his mother on the home farm, which he was to inherit after her 
death, but about two years later, in 1791 or 1792, the house with 


all its contents was destroyed by fire and, soon after, Thomas 
decided to go to Kentucky and he, therefore, sold his reversiona- 
ry interest in the farm to his brother Jacob. Thomas purchased, 
on Nov. 14, 1792, of Lewis Craig and EHzabeth his wife 290 
acres of land on the waters of the south fork of Elkhorn river, 
about four miles from Lexington, Fayette county, Ky. The 
consideration was £400 current money of Kentucky. (Fayette 
County Deeds, Bk. 3, p. 149.) On this farm he passed the re- 
mainder of his life. 

He married, Sept. 23, 1782, in Rockingham county, Elizabeth 
Casner, whose parentage, birth and death have not been learned. 
(Hist, of Rockingham County, p. 445.) She is said to have been 
of German descent and to have possessed a beautiful character. 
Her married life, however, was not happy, her husband being, it 
is said, of intemperate habits, and on Jan. 17, 1809, in a deed of 
trust to John O'Nan of Shelby county, Ky., their son-in-law, 
Thomas Lincoln and EHzabeth his wife for the reason that ''de- 
vious controversies has arisen between 'the said Thomas Lincoln 
and Elizabeth his wife, in so much that the said Elizabeth has 
come to a final determination to reside with her husband no 
longer, and he the said Thomas wishing her to have sufficient 
support for her maintenance" made over to the said O'Nan three 
slaves, a quantity of live stock and farming tools and much 
household furniture, with bonds for money and other property 
''for the special use and benefit of my said wife and he shall at 
my death convey the same to her — or provided we should ever 
be divorced he is then to convey it to the said Elizabeth Lincoln." 
(County Court Records, Bk. D, p. 98.) On the same date 
Thomas Lincoln conveyed to "Margaret Onan, EHzabeth Rice, 
Catharine Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, George Lincoln, John 
Lincoln, David Lincoln and Hannah Lincoln aU of which being 
the lawful children of said Thomas and residing in Fayette 
county (except Margaret Onan of the county of Shelby) . . . 
all that . . . land ... in the county of Fayette on the 
water of the south fork of Elkhorn containing 290 acres . . . 
it being the land the said Thomas now lives on. But it is ex- 
pressly understood that the said Thomas Lincoln reserves a life 
interest in the . . . land and does not yield possession till his 
decease. (Ihid., p. 125.) 


Later in the year a reconciliation seems to have been effected 
and an indenture, dated Aug. 15, 1809, between Thomas Lincoln 
and Elizabeth his wife and David Rice "witnesseth that the said 
Elizabeth and David agree with said Thomas that said Elizabeth 
shall return to the farm of the said Thomas and bring with her 
ye property which she took away with her when she left said 
Lincoln . . . that said Thomas . . . agrees . . . that he 
. . . will receive the said Elizabeth, into his family and treat 
her kindly and provide for her and the children, and in case he 
should fail to treat his said wife Elizabeth as a wife ought to be 
treated said Thomas agrees to depart from the family estate or 
farm and take nothing but a horse, saddle and bridle and all his 
clothes, leaving the rest of the estate to his wife and children and 
never to return unless by a consent of said Elizabeth and David 
..." Provision is further made in this indenture for ar- 
bitration in case of any disagreement as to the marital behavior 
of Thomas or in case of the decease of Elizabeth before her hus- 
band. {Ibid., p. 255.) How long this reconciliation lasted does 
not appear. Descendants of the family say that Mrs. Lincoln 
left her husband and went to Missouri to live with her son John 
and died near Liberty, Mo. July 5, 18 15^ the life interest of 
Thomas Lincoln in 88 acres of his farm was attached and sold 
by the sheriff, and on the 2nd of September following, Thomas 
conveyed his life interest in the remaining 200 acres to George 
Lincoln, his son, and David Rice, his son-in-law. {Ihid., Bk. M, 
p. 291.) 

Mr. Lincoln probably died in 1819, as between Aug. 17, 1819, 
and Jan. 14, 1822, all the children conveyed their interest in the 
home farm to Elisha Warfield, yet he may have died before June 
29, 1818, on which date Abraham conveyed his share to his 
brother George, being joined in this deed by his wife Agatha. 
The farm is described as that ''on which Thomas Lincoln for- 
merly lived and was conveyed to said Abraham by said Thomas 
in conjunction with his seven other children, possession to be 
had at the decease of said Thomas." {Ibid., Bks. R, p. 364; S. 
pp. 436, 504, 506; U, pp. Ill, 192, 407; V, p. 232.) Mr. Lincoln 
had certainly died before Dec. 11, 1820, when ''On motion of 
George Lincoln, one of the children of Thomas Lincoln, de- 
ceased," commissioners were appointed to divide the land in 


Fayette county, which said decedent conveyed by deed to his 
children, amongst them, agreeably to said deed. The whole of 
said children appeared in court, Hannah Lincoln appearing by 
her guardian, and all consented thereto. (Fayette County 
Order Books, vol. 4, p. 504.) 

The names of Thomas's children have been learned from the 
foregoing deeds, and nothing has been ascertained of any of the 
daughters save what is given in the deeds. It is presumed that 
they are named in the order of their births in the deed by which 
Thomas conveyed to them his farm. 

Children, born: a-e in Rockingham county, Va.; f-h near 
Lexington, Ky. : 

adaah a. Elizabeth, married, before Jan. 17, 1809, David Rice, who was 
then, and as late as Sept. 2, 1815, living in Fayette county but, on Sept. 
4, 1819, they had removed to Woodford county, Ky. 

adaah b. Margaret, married, before Jan. 17, 1809, John Onan of Shelby 
county, Ky., where they were still living Sept. 9, 1819. 

adaah c. Catharine, married, between Jan. 17, 1809, and Aug. 4, 1820, 
Christian Coffman. On the last named date they were living in Rocking- 
ham county, Va. It was their daughter, EHzabeth, who married Preston 
Lincoln, adaae ah. 

adaah d. Abraham. He married before June 29, 1818, when he, with his 
wife Agatha, living then in Fayette county, Ky., sold his interest in his 
father's estate. He removed to Clay county. Mo., in 1823. 

adaah e. George, born Apr. 15, 1792. 

adaah f. John. He was living, Aug. 17, 1819, in Missouri and was ap- 
parently unmarried then, as no wife joined with him in his conveyance 
of his interest in his father's farm. He may, however, have been a widower 
as he is said to have married and to have left a son, Casner Lincoln, who, 
as an orphan, was brought up by his uncle Abraham. John is said to have 
lived near Liberty, Mo., on a farm adjoining that of his brother 
a. Casner. 

adaah g. David, born May, 1800. 

adaah h. Hannah, married, after Dec. 11, 1820 (when she, under her 
maiden name, consented to the appointment of commissioners to divide 
her father's estate) and before Jan. 14, 1822 (when with her husband she 
conveyed her interest in that estate), Thomas Gatewood of Fayette 
county, Ky. He was perhaps son of Peter Gatewood, senior, and Sarah 
his wife of Fayette county or, possibly, his grandson. The will of Peter 
Gatewood, sen'r, of Fayette county, dated Jan. 15, 1821, names: wife 
Sarah, daughter Elizabeth Gatewood, son Thomas Gatewood, son Larkin 
Gatewood, grandson Nathaniel Gatewood, granddaughter Roena Gate- 
wood, son John Gatewood, son Henry Gatewood, son Peter Gatewood, 
and daughter Catey Decman. (Fayette County Will Books, E, p. 


adaga. Benjamin, son of Mordecai (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Mary (Webb) Lincoln of Uniontown, Fayette 
county, Pa., born Oct. 29, 1756, in Berks county, Pa.; died Oct. 
6, 1821, at North Union, formerly a part of Uniontown, whither 
he had accompanied his parents in their migration from Berks 
county. He was a farmer and cattle dealer, living at North 
Union on Hankins farm. 

He married, about 1784, probably in Berks county, Elizabeth 
Oaves (or Oves), born 1766; died Dec. 29, 1846, at Dunbar, Pa., 
aged eighty years. They are both buried in the family graveyard 
at North Union, their gravestones being inscribed as follows: 

''In 1 memory of { Benjamin Lincoln J who departed this t 
life October 6th 1821 J aged 64 years." 

''EHzabeth Lincoln t died Dec. 29th 1846 J aged 80 years.'' 

October 3, 1809, Mordecai Lincoln and Mary, his wife, sold to 
Benjamin Lincoln 170^ acres of land, the same being part of 
''Discord" and part of "Union Green," the former of which, the 
deed recites, Mordecai had purchased of Isaac and Sarah Pearse, 
June 9, 1791, and the latter he had received by grant of the State 
of Pennsylvania, Aug. 23, 1791. To this deed Mary Lincoln 
made her mark. In a deed, dated Apr. 27, 1820, by which 
Benjamin and his wife Elizabeth sold part of "Discord," Eliza 
beth made her mark. (Fayette County Deeds, Books F, p. 314 
M, p. 496.) 

In 1821, Mr. Lincoln went west to buy cattle and soon after 
his return died of typhoid fever. Mrs. Lincoln then sold the 
Hankins farm and bought a smaller farm in Dunbar. It is a 
family tradition that the family Bible was burned in a school 
house fire, where it had been kept for use in religious services. 

The small farm in Dunbar, which Mrs. Lincoln purchased after 
her husband's death, she bought of the administrators of Thomas 
Davis, March 1, 1823, and she sold it, Jan. 12, 1830, for four 
hundred dollars to her son Mordecai. (Ibid., Bk. R, p. 345.) 

By the census of 1790, there were living in Benjamin's family 
at that time, one free white male over sixteen, two under sixteen, 
and two free white females; which accounts for himself and wife, 
his sons Thomas and Abraham and his daughter Nancy. 

Elizabeth (Oaves) Lincoln is said to have been of Pennsylvania 
German parentage and to have been born in or near Reading or 


Harrisburg, but her parents are unknown. On petition of 

Elizabeth Lincoln, widow and relict of Lincoln of 

township, deceased, setting forth that Henry Lincoln, son of 
Elizabeth Lincoln, is a minor under 14, the Court appointed 
Andrew Porter, Esq., his guardian, June, 1823. (Orphans' 
Court Records, Fayette County, Vol. ii, p. 81.) From the 
foregoing it appears that Benjamin and Elizabeth Lincoln had a 
son Henry, the youngest of the family, who has not generally 
been credited to them. It is probable that he died before reach- 
ing manhood. 

Children, born at North Union: 

adaga a. Thomas, born Aug. 10, 1785. 

adaga b. Nancy, born before 1790; died at Uniontown, Pa.; married (1), 
about 1810, Daniel Woodnancy, who died about a year after his marriage, 
being killed by being thrown from a horse. He lived at Uniontown, 
and is said to have been buried in the Lincoln burying ground at North 
Union, but no stone marks his grave. April, 1814, Thomas Lincoln, 
administrator on the estate of Daniel Woodnancy, presented his account, 
which was allowed. April, 1815, William Swearingen was appointed 
guardian of "Rhoda Woodnancy, minor child of Daniel Woodnancy, 
deceased, until she shall arrive at the age of fourteen years." {Ibid., 
vol. i, pp. 147, 159.) 

She married (2), March 9, 1813, at North Union, John-Henry, son 
of Ludwig and Catherine-Gertrude (von Feilgers) Zearing of Millerstown, 
Pa., born at Millerstown; died Jan. (or June) 30, 1857, at North Union. 
He was a farmer and blacksmith. They lived on the side of the moun- 
tain in North Union. Mrs. Nancy Zearing is described as "a very fine 
looking old lady and as intelligent as one can find anywhere." Her 
parents eloped from Nanden Dillenburge in 1756, being but 17 years 
of age, and were married in Philadelphia. They lived at Millerstown 
but died at the home of their daughter, Catherine Lowrie, in Dunbar, 

Child, by first husband: 

a. Rhoda Woodnancy, born about 1812; mar. Gabriel Lanman. 
Children, by second husband, born at North Union: 

b. Elizabeth Zearing, born Jan. 10, 1814; never married. 

c. Benjamin Zearing, born May 12, 1816, 

d. George Zearing, born Jan. 15, 1817; mar. Olive White. 

e. Hannah Zearing; mar. Henry Pendleberg. 
/. Sarah Zearing; mar. Robinson Layton. 

g. Mary Zearing; mar. Ashville Snyder. 

h. William Zearing, born 1832; died July, 1901, unmarried. 
adaga c. Abraham, born before 1790. 

adaga d. Sarah, married James Russell. They removed to Ohio and thence 

to Versailles, 111., and had six or seven children, but nothing further 

has been learned of them. 

adaga e. Mary, married James Hagan. They removed to Ohio and thence 

to Covington, Ky. They had four children, one of whom died and was 


buried somewhere on the Ohio river, but nothing further is known of 
adaga f. Hannah, born Feb. 19, 1797; died Feb. 10, 1889, at Uniontown, 
Pa.; married, June 5, 1819, at Uniontown, Isaac-Laning, son of Jacob 
and Anne (Ovis) Hunt of Dunbar, Pa., born June 25, 1791, at East 
Liberty, Dunbar township. Pa.; died Nov. 23, 1836, at Dunbar, where 
he had lived in White School district. He was a farmer and shoemaker, 
a man of marked characteristics and strong common sense. Though 
not large he possessed great physical strength and courage. He was a 
Democrat in pohtics and was twice elected County Commissioner, 
holding that office when he died. (Fayette and Greene Counties, p. 
60; Family Bible.) 

Children, born at Dunbar: 

a. Jacob, born March 21, 1820; died Sept. 15, 1836. 

b. Benjamin-Lincoln, born Feb. 15, 1822; mar. Sarah Thompson. 

c. Daniel, bom Feb. 2, 1824; died Dec. 18, 1852. 

d. Isaac-Laning, born Aug. 23, 1827; mar. Ilvira Inks. 

e. MoRDECAi-LiNCOLN, bom Jan. 18, 1829; died Jan. 26, 1855. 
/. Sarah, born May 28, 1831; mar. James Darby. 

g. Thomas-Lincoln, born Sept. 1, 1833; mar. Caroline Hendrick- 

h. William, born Feb. 2, 1836; mar. Margaret Sembower. 
adaga g. Mordecai, born 1801. 

adaga h. Elizabeth, born 1804; died at Dunbar, Pa.; married James^ 
son of John2 (Thomas^) and Sarah (Preston) Junk of North Union, Pa., 
born June 4, 1804; died July 3, 1877, at Dunbar, where he had lived. 
He was a farmer. The will of James Junk of Dunbar township, dated 
May 2, 1877, proved July 1 Zsic2, 1877, names: wife EUzabeth;son John 
Junk; son Samuel Junk; son Thomas Junk; daughter Sarah Junk; 
son Henry Junk to whom he left "the farm on which I am now living 
. . . when he fulfils the following obhgations, viz; — to pay all debts 
against me ... to give his mother EUzabeth Junk a decent hving." 
(Fayette County Wills, Book v, p. 102.) Most of their descendants are 
said to be now, 1915, living in Illinois. Of their children, John, Samuel 
and Thomas went west; Henry lived at North Union but died at Dunbar 
Dec. 20, 1892. (Gen. & Biog. of Fayette and Greene Counties, vol. 
iii, p. 702.) 

Children, born at Dunbar: 

a. John. • 

b. Samuel. 

c. Thomas, born 1824; living, 1917, at Henderson, 111. 

d. Sarah, died unmarried. 

e. Henry. 

/. Robert, died young. 
adaga i. Phoebe, born Sept. 30, 1806; died Aug. 18, 1884, at Connellsville, 
Pa.; married, June 10, 1824, at Dunbar, Pa., Henry, son of Andrew and 
Sarah (Miller) Yeagley of Dunbar, born Nov. 1, 1797, in New Jersey; 
died June 18, 1884, at Connellsville. His parents removed to Dunbar 
from New Jersey. He was a farmer and Uved at Connellsville until 
after the birth of his son Henry, when he removed to North Union, 
Pa., returning to Connellsville before his death. (Records of Mrs. 
Edmund Dunn, adaga if.) 


Children, born: a, b at Connellsville; c-g at North Union: 

a. George, born June 20, 1825; mar. Eliza McCray. 

b. Henry, born May 13, 1827; mar. Sarah Dibert. 

c. Andrew, born March 24, 1831; mar. Mary L. Criley. 

d. Elizabeth, born June 9, 1834; died Sept. 12, 1857. (Grave- 

e. Sarah, born Oct. 15, 1835; mar. Peter-Jacob Stauffer. 

/. Rhoda-Louisa, born June 3, 1839; mar. Edmund Dunn. 
g. Benjamin-Lincoln, born March 25, 1841; mar. Jane Flanigan. 
adaga j. Henry. He was under 14 years of age in 1823. Probably died 

adagb. John, son of Mordecai {Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Mary (Webb) Lincoln of Uniontown, Pa., born March 28, 
1758, in Berks county, Pa., died at Uniontown and is buried in 
the family burying ground at North Union. He was a farmer. 
He married Mary Lafferty of Philadelphia, Pa., of whom nothing 
has been learned. (Lincolns of Fayette County, pp. 17, 18. 

A petition in Orphans' Court, Fayette county, December, 
1848, by Patterson Lincoln, adagb h, gives much information of 
John Lincoln's children. The petition recites that his (Patter- 
son's) brother John Lincoln died in the year 1846, in the State of 
Missouri, intestate, leaving a widow, Matilda, who resides in 
Howard county. Mo., but no children or Hneal heirs, his heirs 
being five brothers, five sisters and the children (eight in num- 
ber) of one other deceased sister, whose names and residences 
"so far as known to yr petitioner are as follows, viz: — Mordecai 
Lincoln of Richland county, Ohio; LafTerty Lincoln of Greene 

county, Ohio; William Lincoln of New York; Jesse 

Lincoln of Uniontown; Patterson Lincoln of Fayette county; 
Hannah wife of John P. Sturgis of Uniontown; Nancy wife of 
James Ralston of Richland county, Ohio; Jemima wife of John 

Oldshue of county, Indiana; Mary wife of Jacob Springer 

of Union Township; Abigail Lincoln of Uniontown; David Shaw, 
surviving husband of Sarah Shaw who was Sarah Lincoln who 
died before the said John, he residing in MononghaHa county, 
Virginia (now West Virginia), her children being, Roland Shaw, 
WilUam B. Shaw, John Shaw, Robert Shaw, Mary Jane Shaw, 
Sarah Shaw, Hester wife of James Springer, and Elizabeth Shaw, 
all of whom reside in Fayette county except said John who 
resides in Pontotoc county, Mississippi, and Robert who re- 


sides in Mononghalia county, Va., and all of whom are of full 
age except said Elizabeth, John and Robert, who are minors over 
the age of fourteen." (Records of Orphans' Court, Fayette 
County, vol. iv, p. 276.) 

Although the father and mother and several of the children of 
this family are said to have been buried in the Lincoln burying 
ground at North Union, the only stone standing is to the first 
Abigail, which reads as follows: 

*'In J Memory t of } Abigail Lincoln } who departed J this life 
April t 5th 1807 aged 17 t Years." 

The census of 1790 gives to John Lincoln's family at that 
time, two free white males aged sixteen or over, one under 
sixteen, and two free white females; from which it would appear 
that two of his sons and one of his daughters were born before 
that year. 

Children, born at Uniontown: 

adagh a. Mordecai, died in Ohio, unmarried. 

adagh h. Jemima, born before 1790; married John Oldshue and both died 
before the Civil war, near Waveland, Ind. He was a farmer. They 
removed to Ashland, Ohio, and later to Crawfordsville, Ind. He was a 
lieutenant in Capt. Lyme's Company of Pennsylvania miHtia in the 
War of 1812. Of their children little is known save their names; Lincoln 
became an eminent physician in Pittsburgh, Pa. James removed to 
Mississippi and lived at Aberdeen. Martha died unmarried at Browns- 
ville, Pa., and is buried at North Union. Jacob lived near Waveland, 
Ind. Nothing has been learned of the others. 

Children, born: a-d unknown; e-j at Ashland, Ohio: 

a. Jane. 

b. Mary. 

c. Nancy. 

d. Eliza. 

e. Lincoln, born Dec. 8, 1820; mar. Martha- Ann West. 
/. John. 

g. James, lived at Aberdeen, Miss.; was married. 
h. Martha J., born Feb. 21, 1827; died June 4, 1846, unmarried. 
i. Jacob, lived near Waveland, Ind.; was married. 
j. Daniel, died young. 
adagh c. John, died in 1846, in Missouri, intestate. He married Matilda 
Aldridge, who survived him. They had no children. She was living in 
1848, in Howard county. Mo. 
adagb d. Jesse, born Aug. 27, 1787. 
adagb e. Abigail, born 1789; died Apr. 5, 1807, aged seventeen years, 

being killed by the falling limb of a tree, 
adagb f. William, born Oct. 11, 1790. 

adagb g. Hannah, born July 11, 1792; died Apr. 4, 1872, at Uniontown; 
married, about 1812, John-Phineas Sturgis of Uniontown, born May 23, 


1791, at Uniontown; died Jan. 2, 1871, at Uniontown, where they had 
lived. They are both buried in Uniontown cemetery with three sons 
and a daughter. 

Children, born at Uniontown: 

a. Alfred-Gallatin, born March 11, 1813; mar. Sabra-Lucinda 

h. Phineas M. 

c. Mary-Ann, mar. Addison-Shannon Vance. 

d. Leah-Jane, born 1821; mar. William-Mandeville Ritenour. 
See adagb jg. 

e. William-Barnes, born Apr. 5, 1822; died Feb. 25, 1839. 
/. A SON, died 1825 in infancy. 

g. Ann-Maria, mar. Robert-Jones. 

h. James-Sansom, mar. a Miss Clement. 

adagb h. Patterson, born about 1794. 

adagh i. Mary, born Dec. 27, 1796; died Apr. 20, 1858, at Uniontown; 
married, about 1838, Jacob^, son of Dennis^ {Dennis^, Jacob^, Christopher^) 
and Elizabeth (Small) Springer of Uniontown, born July 14, 1777, in 
Fayette county; died Dec. 6, 1852, at Uniontown. She was his third wife 
and had no children. His first wife was Elizabeth Jenkins. Jacob and 
his wives are buried in the Baptist cemetery, Uniontown. 

adagh j. Sarah, born March 11, 1799; died Nov. 16, 1836, at Uniontown; 
married, at Uniontown, David-Downey, son of Robert and Jane (Downey) 
Shaw of Uniontown, born May 15, 1797, in Fayette county; died March 
26, 1852, at Morgantown, W. Va. His parents were natives of Ireland. 
Three of their children were living when the Ritenour pamphlet, "The 
Lincolns of Fayette County," was published: Mary- Jane Shaw; Mrs. 
Hester Springer and Mrs. EHzabeth-Augusta Ritenour of Uniontown. 

a. Mary-Jane, born May 17, 1819; died Sept. 13, 1904, unmarried. 

b. Roland, born Feb. 19, 1821; mar. Rebecca Hogsett. 

c. William, born March 13, 1823; died unmarried, in West 

d. Sarah- Ann, born Jan. 19, 1825; mar. William E. Bodley. 

e. Hester, born Nov. 20, 1826; mar. James-Hidden Springer. 

/. Robert-Patterson, born Feb. 17, 1829; mar. Mary- Jane 

g. Elizabeth- Augusta, born Feb. 9, 1831; mar. William-Mande- 
ville Ritenour, his second wife. See adagb gd. 
h. John-Lincoln, born Apr. 17, 1833 ; died 1913, at Dellslow, W. Va. 
I. David-Downey, born March 17, 1835; died Nov. 16, 1836. 
adagb k. Nancy, born Oct. 18, 1802; married, Dec. 25, 1828, James Ralston. 
She was his second wife. They settled first at Ashland, Ohio, where they 
lived until 1835, when they removed to Plymouth township, Richland 
county, Ohio, and lived on a farm three miles southwest of the village, 
then called Paris, but since changed to Plymouth. 
Children, born: a-c at Ashland; d-h at Plymouth: 

a. John-Lincoln, born Dec. 8, 1829. 

b. Robert, born Feb. 15, 1832; died in infancy. 

c. Err, born Jan. 23, 1834; died at Weston, W. Va. 

d. Mary, born June 8, 1836. 

e. Silas, born Oct. 11, 1838. 

/. Jane, born Oct. 9, 1840; married. 


g. Martha, born March 31, 1843; died in Texas, unmarried. 
h. Ann, died Feb. 25, 1849. 
adagb 1. Lafferty, born 1806. 

adagb m. Abigail, died Jan. 13, 1850, unmarried, at Uniontown and is buried 
in the Lincoln burying ground at North Union, but no stone marks her 

adaha. Hannaniah, son of Thomas {Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Davis) Lincoln of Reading, Pa., born 
about 1756, probably at Exeter, Pa. In 1775-6, he was a sergeant 
in Capt. George Naylis's Company, Colonel William Thompson's 
regiment, and was commissioned, Oct. 4, 1776, first lieutenant in 
Col. William Cooke's 12th Penn. regiment. He was promoted to 
a captaincy May 20, 1777, and resigned Oct. 17, 1777, after the 
battle of Brandywine. (Hist. Reg. of Officers of the Continental 
Army, new ed. 1914.) Soon after leaving the army he went to 
Boone's settlement in Kentucky and by Boone's Survey Book, 
in the possession of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 
it appears that " Jainry the 17th 1783 Hannaniah Lincoln Enters 
8972J^ acres of Land on two tresury Warrants No 8323 and 
12409 Beginning on Kantuckey River at the Lower Ende of a 
Large Botom Where CoF Donelson Stopt his Line at a Large 
Camp and trees Nocked on the River bank Runing north two 
Miles then Este so far that Right angles to the river and Down 
the same will include the Quntity." And apparently under date 
of Apr. 22, 1785, there were ''Survayd for Hannanighah Lincoln 
1000 acres." (The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln, pp. 200-1.) 
In what county these acres were situated has not been ascer- 
tained, but on May 7, 1785, he was acting as chainman in a 
survey of 400 acres in Jefferson county, Ky., for his cousin, 
Abraham Lincoln, adaaa, and in 1787 he seems to have been 
living in Nelson county, Ky., as his marriage bond is filed there. 
October 28, 1794, he is described as of Hardin county, Ky., in a 
deed by which he conveyed to Robert Mosley two ''inlotts" 
in the town of Hartford, Nos. 90 and 91, and two "outlotts" 
containing three acres each, which he had purchased Apr. 30, 
1792, of Gabriel Maddison of Fayette county, Ky., for £3 ''and 
the fully complying with terms proposed by Robert Baird for 
the encouragement of settling the Town of Hartford on Rough 
Creek." (Hardin County Deeds, vol. A, p. 55; Nelson County 
Deeds, vol. 4, p. 476.) 


Mr. Lea in '^The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln" (see notes on 
pp. 74, 75 and 82) claims that Hannaniah was son of Mordecai, 
adag, and Mary (Webb) Lincoln, being identical with their child 
Hannah who was born Dec. 31, 1761, but he gives no vaKd 
reason for this belief. There are several arguments against it, 
one of the strongest being that Mordecai was a very methodical 
man and kept a ''Family Book," in which he kept accounts with 
all his children and gave a record of their births. If his child 
had been a boy it is not likely that he would have called him 
Hannah in this record, as he does; and if the child had lived to 
maturity it is probable that his father would have made some 
mention of him either in the ''Family Book" or in his will, 
which he did not. It is supposed by descendants of Mordecai 
that the child Hannah died young, before the family moved to 
Fayette county. On the other hand Richard-Van Buskirk 
Lincoln, adahc aa, sl descendant of Thomas Lincoln, in a letter to 
Henry-Philip Lincoln, adahd daa, dated Jan. 1, 1895, says: "I 
heard my grandfather Mishal Lincoln speak of his brother 
Hannaniah and uncle Mordecai." . . . "Knowing that Presi- 
dent Abraham was a native of Kentucky and that my grand- 
father's brother, Hannaniah, had settled in Kentucky ... I 
wrote to Abraham at Springfield in April 1860 and soon after- 
wards received from him a reply by which it appears that Han- 
naniah was a cousin of his grandfather and that Abraham's 
father and my father were second cousins." The president 
also stated in this letter that Hannaniah had sons Austin and 
Davis whom he "remembered to have seen." 

No record has been found of the births of Thomas's children 
nor of his marriage, but it is known that his son Thomas was 
born in November, 1758, and Mishal in 1761, and Hannaniah is 
supposed to have been the oldest child and therefore born about 
1756, which would make him more likely to have been the 
lieutenant commissioned in 1776, than if a son of Mordecai, born 
in 1761. Finally the unusual name of Hannaniah is never found 
among the descendants of Mordecai, whereas Thomas had two 
; grandchildren of that name, viz.: a son of his daughter Sarah, 
I and a son of his son Thomas. 

No record has been found of Hannaniah in Kentucky after 
1794, but it is stated by Nicolay and Hay in their "Life of 


Abraham Lincoln," vol. i, p. 5, that he joined Boone in his 
Missouri purchase in 1798, which may account for his disap- 
pearance from Kentucky. He most probably had a family, and 
there is reason to believe that the Lucy Lincoln who married 
Jonathan Hills at Elizabethtown was a daughter, and perhaps 
Rebecca Lincoln, who married William Kellem, was another. 
The descendants of Lucy are confident that her mother was a 
Jeffreys, which is confirmed by the name of her oldest child. 
They are, however, entirely ignorant of any Lincoln relatives, 
which may be explained by assuming that Hannaniah took his 
older children with him to Missouri, leaving the baby Lucy and 
perhaps Rebecca to be brought up by their mother's family in 
Hardin county. 

He married (his marriage bond, dated Feb. 9, 1787, is recorded 
at Bardstown, Nelson county, Ky.) Sarah Jeffreys, of whom 
absolutely nothing has been learned. The following children 
are assigned to them without positive proof that they were 
theirs. It is probable that Rebecca, who was married in 1811, 
was born no earlier than 1791, and is placed first, with the two 
boys named by President Lincoln between her and Lucy. There 
may, of course, have been others. 

Children : 

adaha a. Rebecca, married, November, 1811, in Hardin county (by Thomas 
Whitman and recorded at Bardstown) William Kellem. It is presumed 
that they either moved away or had no children as the name is unknown 
to any member of her sister Lucy's family. 

adaha h. Austin, remembered by President Lincoln. 

adaha c. Davis, remembered by President Lincoln. 

adaha d. Lucy, born Apr. 27, 1799; died May 6, 1872, at Ehzabethtown, 
Ky.; married, Oct. 4, 1817, at Elizabethtown, Jonathan Hills, who was 
born June 17, 1792, in Rutherford county, N. C, and died Dec. 30, 1856, 
at Elizabethtown. He was a cabinet-maker and lived at Elizabethtown. 
They were married by Alex. McDougall. (Ehzabethtown Records; 
Family Bible; Records of Miss Ehza-Hills Lasley, adaha dl-\-.) 
Children, born at Elizabethtown: 

a. William-Jeffreys, born June 27, 1818; died Nov. 16, 1818. 

b. Sarah, born Dec. 4, 1819; mar. Buford Mclntire. 

c. John, born Feb. 6, 1822; mar. Maria Shipman. 

d. Margaret, born Oct. 15, 1823; mar. James McGill. 

e. Sena, born Apr. 17, 1825; mar. David Ambrose. 
/. James, born Jan. 6, 1827; mar. Julia Stiff. 

g. Charles, born Nov. 23, 1828; died Sept. 17, 1830. 

h. Elizabeth, born Nov. 20, 1830; died Aug. 26, 1832. 

i. Mary-Priscilla, born Jan. 30, 1833; mar. Richard Moreman. 


j. Malvina, born July 27, 1835; died Apr. 13, 1854, unmarried. 

k. Eliza-Rebecca, born Sept. 29, 1837; living, 1916, unmarried. 

I. Lucy-Jane, born Oct. 23. 1840; mar. Manoah-Smith Lasley. 

m. Martha, born Jan. 29, 1843; died Jan. 25, 1851. 

adahb. Thomas, son of Thomas (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Davis) Lincoln of Reading, Pa., born 
November, 1758, probably at Exeter, Pa.; died July, 1819, aged 
61 years, 8 months. He enhsted May 8, 1777, in the 13th Penn- 
sylvania regiment; was ensign; and resigned July 4, 1778. He 
was in camp at Valley Forge and was in the battle of Brandy- 
wine. (Hist. Reg. Officers of Cont. Army, new ed. 1914.) He 
is said to have been in charge of powder wagons at Brandywine 
and to have been captured at Guilford Court House; and it is 
further reported that, on being mustered out of service in New 
York City, he, with three companions, walked to Atglen, Pa., 
without stopping overnight. In 1781, he was living near Radnor, 
Pa., but in that year he was taxed in Treddyffrin township, 
Chester county, Pa. In 1813, he bought land in Sadsbury town- 
ship of George Hollis, blacksmith, but he lived mostly, or, 
perhaps it should be said, finally, at Pennington ville, now Atglen. 
He was by trade a tailor. 

He married, about 1780, Priscilla, daughter of Joseph and 
Margaret (Thomas) Dickinson, born 1754; died Apr. 24, or 26, 
1824, aged 70 years. Her mother, Margaret, widow of Joseph 
' Dickinson, purchased a property at Radnor, from Louis German, 
Oct. 16, 1769, which property was sold, by deed dated Aug. 17, 
1801, by her children to Joseph Lincoln, the husband of one 
of them (Ehzabeth), the consideration being $1000. The deed 
recites that Margaret died intestate and gives the names of her 
children as: Azariah, German (or Jermyn), Priscilla wife of 
Thomas Lincoln, Margaret wife of Joseph Taylor, and Eliza- 
beth wife of Joseph Lincoln. Margaret^ (Thomas) Dickin- 
son was daughter of Thomas^ {William}) and Sarah (Jermyn) 

Administration on Mr. Lincoln's estate was given, Aug. 5, 
1819, in Chester county, to Azariah and Samuel Lincoln, his 
sons, and his residence at death is given as West Fallowfield, 
Pa. (Records of Henry-Philip Lincoln, adahd daa, Anna T 
Lincoln, adahb bee; and James-Minor Lincoln.) 



Children; perhaps in different order: 

adahh a. Elizabeth, married, May 4, 1802, at Coatesville, Pa., George 
Hollis of Chester county, Pa. He was a blacksmith and removed to Ohio. 
Children : 

a. Washington, mar. Sally-Ann. 

b. Thomas, went West, married and had children. 

c. Hannah, bom March 7, 1807; mar. John Temple. 

d. Ann, born Sept. 11, 1811; mar. Joseph Maitland. 

e. William, born May 22, 1818; mar. Elizabeth-Coats Hollis. 
adahb b. William. 

adahb c. Joseph, born Dec. 4, 1782; died Feb. 12, 1862, "aged 79 years, 
2 months, 8 days," at Montfort, Wisconsin, at the house of his nephew, 
James-Moore Lincoln, adahb fa. He was buried at "Old Rock Church" 
and the dates of his birth and death are taken from his gravestone. 
He was never married. He is said to have been "the best read and most 
learned member of the family but a peculiar man and rather stubborn." 
It is also reported that he enlisted in the army in the War of 1812, but, 
when in New Jersey, deserted. Several members of the family have 
confused him with his brother William. 

adahb d. j Thomas, born 1790. 

adahb e. \ Priscilla, born 1790, twin of Thomas. She married James 
Steigers, who was of Welsh descent. Their son Joseph lived at one time 
at Clarion, Pa. 
Children; perhaps in different order: 

a. Joseph, married and had a son John. 

b. Sarah-Ann, born June 11, 1811; mar. Enoch Johnson. See 
adahb fa. 

Jacob, married and had a son who died in Libby prison. 
Lydia, mar. Amos Nichols. 
Elizabeth, mar. Edward Nichols. 
Priscilla, died young. 
James, died young. 
James, 2nd. 

Mary, mar. a Mr. Pittman. 
Samuel, \ ^^^^ ^ 26, 1793. 
azariah, j 

German or Jermyn, said to have died young at Philadelphia. 
Sarah, married Edward Nichols. They are said to have Hved 

at Canton, Ohio. 

Note: Mrs. Sarah-Elizabeth (Lincoln) Whitescarver, adahb faa, says 
that there was another son named Ananias (Hannaniah?), twin of 
German, "a noble young man of excellent character, who left home and 
was never after heard of." The census of 1790 says there were then in 
Thomas's family, two free white males aged sixteen or over, three under 
sixteen, and four free white females. This may mean that, allowing for 
himself, his wife and a male servant, three of his sons and his three daugh- 
ters were born before that date. 

adahc. Mishal, son of Thomas (Mordecai, Mordecai, Sam- 
uel) and EHzabeth (Davis) Lincoln of Reading, Pa., born Nov. 




















9, 1761, at Reading; died Aug. 11, 1849, near Laurelton, Union 
county. Pa., where he had Hved during the latter part of his 
life. After the Revolution he settled first at Bellefonte, Center 
county, Pa., but later moved to Union county. He was a farmer. 
He married, probably in 1781, Rachel Thompson of Mifflinburg, 
Pa., born Oct. 24, 1760, near Mifflinburg; died June 28, 1848, 
in Hartley township. Union county. (Records of Henry-Philip 
Lincoln, adahd daa, and James-Minor Lincoln.) 

During the Revolution he served for six months in General 
Sullivan's expedition against the Indians in the southern part 
of New York State, which was sent out in revenge for the mas- 
sacre at Wyoming. He was also at Fort Freeland, on the west 
branch of the Susquehanna, when Captain Brady was killed by 
the Indians in 1779, and assisted in carrying him into the fort. 
Having thus become somewhat familiar with the country in the 
vicinity of the West Branch he purchased, immediately after the 
war, a large tract of land in Buffalo valley, in Union county, 
about one mile east of Mifflinburg, to which he removed in 1783, 
with his wife and oldest child. From 1817 to 1820, he was one 
of the commissioners of Union county. He and his wife are 
buried in the Lewis graveyard in Limestone township. (From 
a letter of Richard-VanBuskirk Lincoln, adahc aa, to James- 
Minor Lincoln; see also Hist. Susq. & Juniata Valleys, vol. ii, 
p. 1395.) 

The census of 1790 gives him one free white male over 16 
years, one under 16 years, and two free white females and places 
him in Northumberland county. Pa. This accounts for himself 
and wife, his son John and a daughter. The names of but three 
children have been obtained. There were probably others born 
between John and Thomas, who may have died young. 

Children, born: a in Berks county; b, c in Union county: 

adahc a. John, born Jan. 30, 1782. (One record says June 30.) 

adahc b. Thomas, born Nov. 1, 1795. 

adahc c. Sarah, born Dec. 30, 1796; married Michall or Michael Roush 

of Mifflinburg, They hved at Milton, Pa., but none of their posterity 

now live in Pennsylvania. 

adahf . Joseph, son of Thomas (Mordecai, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and EHzabeth (Davis) Lincoln of Reading, Pa., born about 1770, 
at Reading; died 1816-17, at Radnor, now Ithan, Delaware 


county, Pa. He was a tanner by trade and lived at Radnor. 
He married, in 1789, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Margaret 
(Thomas) Dickinson, born about 1759; died July 20, 1835, at 
Rising Sun, Md. She was sister of Priscilla Dickinson who 
married Joseph's brother, Thomas. 

Joseph Lincoln was taxed at Radnor in 1789, but in 1817 
the property was taxed in the name of his wife, Elizabeth Dickin- 
son Lincoln. In 1801 he purchased land at Radnor of his wife's 
brothers and sisters. Among the latter was Priscilla who married 
his brother Thomas. The deed is dated Aug. 17, 1801, and the 
property consisted of three acres of land and a stone house for 
which he paid $1000, but for which he was assessed only $525. 
His wife's mother, Margaret Dickinson, purchased it as a widow 
of one Louis German, by deed dated Oct. 16, 1769. 

It is supposed that Joseph was buried in the Friends burying 
ground at Radnor, but there is no proof of it as he was not a 
Friend and no record was kept of the burial of others than 
Friends. Mrs. Lincoln was buried in the West Nottingham 
Friends burying ground, near Rising Sun. (Records of Henry- 
Philip Lincoln, adahd daa.) 

By the census of 1790, there were then living in his family one 
free white male of 16 years or over, one under 16, and two free 
white females. 

Children, born at Radnor: 

adahf a. Margaret, born 1790; died 1884; married, May 30, 1815, at 
Philadelphia, Major-John MacVeagh, The marriage is recorded in 
the records of the First Reformed Dutch Chm-ch. He was a farmer. 
They lived at Phoenixville, Pa. 
Children, born at Phoenixville : 

a. Nathan, mar. DeUla or DeHa, who was living, 1895, at Phoenix- 

b. Rebecca, mar. James McCarty, who was living, 1895, at Read- 
ing, Pa. 

c. Elizabeth, mar. Henry McCarty. 

d. Mary-Ann, mar. William Phelan. 

e. Wayne, born Apr. 19, 1833; mar. (1) Letty-Miner Lewis; 
(2) Virginia-Rolette Cameron.* 

/. Ellen, died unmarried. 

g. Franklin, married Emily Eames. 

*He was christened " Isaac- Wayne " but was always known as Wayne. He was Attorney 
General of the United States under President Garfield. His brother Franklin was Secretary 
of the Treasury under President Taft. See "Who's Who in America," 1912-13, for further 
particulars of both. Mr. Wayne MacVeagh informed the writer that there are many errors in 
this account of his parents' family but he refused to correct them or to furnish further informa- 


adahf h. Mary, born 1796; died Dec. 1, 1842, at Rising Sun, Cecil county, 
Md., aged 46 years; married, about 1817, Jeremiah, son of Stephen and 
Sarah (MacVeigh) Stephens of Valley Forge, Pa., born 1794; died Feb. 
15, 1862, at Rising Sun in his 69th year. They lived at Rising Sun. 
He was a farmer. (Lewis Walker and Descendants, p. 191; Records of 
Miss Elizabeth R. Stephens of Rising Sun.) 
Children, born at Rising Sun: 

a. Sarah, born Oct. 10, 1818; mar. Hiram Brown. 
h. Elizabeth, born Oct. 31, 1820; mar. Elisha Brown. 

c. Eleanor-MacVeigh, born March 14, 1823; died Jime 30, 1889, 

d. Henry-Woodman, born Dec. 25, 1825; died Apr. 9, 1875, 

e. Joseph-Lincoln, born Nov. 24, 1828; mar. Philena Lee. 
/. Rebecca, born Aug. 19, 1831; died Sept. 15, 1831. 

g. John L., born May 29, 1833; mar. Elizabeth Rutledge. 
adahf c. John, born Apr. 18, 1800. 
adahf d. Abel-Thomas, born May 12, 1803. 

, adaic. Mordecai, son of Abraham (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Anne (Boone) Lincoln of Exeter, Pa., born Jan. 11, 
1765 (Friday at 7.15 a. m.), at Exeter; died Sept. 12, 1822 (Thurs- 
day at 5.50 p. M.), at Exeter, and administration on his estate 
was granted, Nov. 23, 1822, to his brothers John and Thomas. 

He married, May 5, 1812 (Tuesday), JuHan, daughter of 
George and Margaret Boone, born Feb. 5, 1780; died March 6, 
1858, at Allentown, Pa. As her name is also given as ''JuHan 
Mayberry," she was perhaps a widow when she married Mr. 
Lincoln. They lived at Exeter. (The Ancestry of Abraham 
Lincoln, pp. 174-5; Bartow Family, p. 302; Berks County Wills.) 

Children, born at Exeter: 

adaic a. Rachel, born May 6, 1813 (Friday at 6 p. m.); died same day. 
adaic b. Ann, 1 born Aug. 1, 1814 f died Aug. 4, 1814 (Thursday, 

8 a. m.) 
— adaic c. Abraham, [ (Monday, 2.50 a. m.) 1 died Aug. 8, 1815 (Tuesday, 

J I 10 p. M.) 

adaic d. Margaret, born July 21, 1817; died Aug. 13, 1817. 

adaic e. Margaret, born May 12, 1820; died 1868; married, Dec. 7, 1841, 
Bartholomew Barto of Indianapohs, Ind., born March 30, 1820, in 
Pennsylvania. He removed to Indianapolis in 1834, with his parents, 
but after his marriage he lived at Reading, Pa. He was aged 21 years, 
8 months and 7 days at the time of his marriage. 

a. Harrison, living, 1913, at San Francisco, Calif. 

b. Isaac. 

c. Mary, mar. a Mr. Shannaman of Reading. 


adaid. James, son of Abraham {Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Anne (Boone) Lincoln of Exeter, Pa., born May 5, 
1767, at Exeter; died Dec. 11, 1860, at Carnarvon, Pa., aged 
ninety-three years, seven months and six days, and was buried 
at Montgomery, Pa., Dec. 13, 1860. He Hved at Carnarvon 
and was a farmer. 

He married, March, 1792, EHzabeth^ daughter of Caleb^ 
{David}) and Hannah (Samuels) Jones of Paoli, Pa., born Aug. 11, 
1771; died Dec. 28, 1839, at Carnarvon. (Genealogy of David 
Jones, pp. 87, 106-9.) 

Children, born at Carnarvon: 

adaid a. Caleb, born March 4, 1793. 
adaid b. John, iDorii Apr. 5, 1796. 
adaid c. Samuel, born July 13, 1798. 

adaid d. Mordecai, born March 23, 1802; died Dec. 4, 1855, unmarried. 
adaid e. Hannah-Samuels, born May 14, 1806; died May 28, 1881; 
married, Aug. 30, 1846, William Balentine. 

a. Jacob-Byler, born Sept. 6, 1847. 

h. Thomas-Lincoln, born Aug. 28, 1850; died May 18, 1899. 
adaid f. Anne Boone, born Feb. 14, 1809; died Sept. 24, 1894, unmarried. 
adaid g. Abraham, born July 12, 1812. 
adaid h. Davld-Jones, born Jan. 29, 1816. 

adaii. Thomas, son of Abraham (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Anne (Boone) Lincoln of Exeter, Pa., born March 
12, 1777 (Wednesday at 2.10 a. m.), at Exeter; died Dec. 27, 1863, 
at Exeter, aged 86 years, 9 months, 15 days. He lived at Exeter 
and was a farmer. 

He married Alice, daughter of Abraham Dehaven of Morgan- 
town, Lancaster county. Pa., born June 25, 1770, in Lancaster 
county; died Dec. 29, 1836, at Exeter. (Records of Henry- 
Philip Lincoln, adahd daa.) 

Children, born at Exeter: 

adaii a. Martha, born Nov. 22, 1811; died Oct. 12, 1858, at Exeter, aged 
46 years, 10 months, 20 days, and is buried in the sixth grave of the fifth 
row in Exeter cemetery. She married John, son of Daniel Kaub of 
Exeter, who died March 17, 1878, at Lorane, Pa. He was a contractor 
and builder. They lived at Exeter. (Records of Augustus-Lincoln 
Kaub, adaii aa.) 
Children, born at Exeter: 
a. Augustus-Lincoln, born March 17, 1832; mar. Linda-Barbara 


b. Washington-Lincoln, born Feb. 22, 1837; died about 1894, 
„ adaii b. John-Dehaven, born Jan. 1, 1815 (Sunday). 

adbca. Abraham, son of Jacob (Abraham, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Anne (Rambo) Lincoln of Kingsessing (now part of Phila- 
delphia), Pa., born about 1749, probably at Kingsessing; died 
Oct. 19, 1811, at Kingsessing, "aged 60 years.'' 

He married EHzabeth Shrum, who was born Jan. 17, 1772, and 
died Feb. 14, 1855, at Kingsessing. He and his wife, with their 
daughters Mary and Elizabeth, are buried in the Old Swedes 
cemetery at Kingsessing. The stones are inscribed as follows: 

''In Memory of J Abram Lincoln J who departed this life t 
Oct. 19*^ 1811 t in the 60th Year of his Age J Also Elizabeth t 
Daughter of J Abram & Elizabeth Lincoln { aged 20 Months t 
Though lost to sight t To Memory dear." 

"In Memory of t Elizabeth Lincoln t who departed this 
life t Feb^. 14, 1855 | in the 83'^ Year of her age t She has left 
this World & gone to rest t To be with God forever blest." 

"In Memory of J Mary Lincoln J born January 8*^ 1799 t 
Died May 2'''^ 1872 t Before the throne | Washed in the blood 
of the Lamb." 

The age of Abraham as given on his tombstone must be an 
error unless he was twin of his sister "Catarina." He was evi- 
dently the oldest child of Jacob. 

Elizabeth Shrum was a member of the Old Swedes Church at 
Kingsessing and a most pious woman. She had a very strong 
face and her portrait is cherished by her descendants. Her 
Bible and writings were all in German. Of her parentage nothing 
has been learned beyond the fact that her father, who lived on 
the Grays Ferry road, went to the Revolutionary war and never 
returned. She was his only child. In the list of "Swedish 
settlers born in Sweden and living in 1693," compiled by the 
rector of the Old Swedes Church of which Elizabeth Shrum was 
a communicant through all her life, the name of Cleas Schram 
appears. It is not unlikely that he was an ancestor of Elizabeth 
Shrum. (Communicated by Mrs. Katharine-Rebecca Styer, 
adbca bbd.) 

Administration on the estate of Abraham Lincoln, deceased, 
was granted, Nov. 1, 1811, to Elizabeth Lincoln, widow, and 


John Lincoln. Sureties were Jacob Nitzell of Kingsessing and 
Rebecca Bravard of Philadelphia. (Phila. Registry, vol. K, p. 
449.) The names of his eight children as given in Orphans' Court 
Records, Philadelphia, No. 28, March, 1821, are as follows: 
John, Catherine, Ann (now wife of Abraham Paschall), Isaac, 
Mary (all of age in 1821), Abraham, Rebecca, Sarah (all minors 
in 1821). 

Children, born at Kingsessing: 

adbca a. John, born Aug. 19, 1790. 

adhca b. Catharine, born Sept. 5, 1792; died March 23, 1876, at Concord, 
Pa.; married, Oct. 21, 182i, at Philadelphia, Pa. (at First Presbyterian 
Church), Henry, son of John and Frances (Hodge) Paschall of Blockley 
township, Pa., born Aug. 28, 1746, in Blockley township, near Darby; 
died May 13, 1835, at Kingsessing. She was his second wife. He married 
(1), May 24, 1770, at Darby meeting, Ann, daughter of Nathan and Ann 
(Knowles) Garrett of Darby, born Sept. 24, 1752, at Darby; died Dec. 
1, 1820, at Kingsessing. (Delaware County Deaths.) She was generally 
known as Ann P. Garrett. Mr. Paschall removed to Wilmington, Del., 
soon after his first marriage, but, later, resided within the limits of Darby 
meeting. In the latter part of his life he occupied an old stone house, 
now the parsonage of the Old Swedes Church, St. James of Kingsessing, 
on Darby road. He was known as Dr. Paschall, and had quite a medical 
practice, but was a self-educated man. In deeds dated Nov. 19, 1797, 
however, he is called "inn-keeper." He had eleven children by his first 
wife. (Lloyd Family, pp. 223-4; Records of Mrs. Katharine-Rebecca 
[Paschall] Styer, adbca bbd; Sharpless Family, p. 895, which confuses 
him with Abraham-Johnson Paschall who married Catherine's sister 
Ann, adbca c; Phila. Deeds, Bk. D, 69, pp. 413, 414.) 
Children, born at Kingsessing: 

a. Joseph, born March 23, 1823; mar. Eliza Lincoln, adbcf bd. 

b. Henry-Lincoln, born Apr. 18, 1829; mar. Anna-Thompson 

adbca c. Ann, born Apr. 19, 1795; died Jan. 1, 1864, at Upper Darby, Pa.; 
married, before 1821, Abraham- Johnson^, son of Benjamin* {Benjamin^, 
Thomas^, Thomas^) and Martha (Johnson) Paschall. He was a black- 
smith. They lived at Upper Darby. (Sharpless Family, p. 895; Records 
of Miss Hannah James.) 

Children, born at Upper Darby: 

a. Benjamin, born Jan. 29, 1817; mar. Ehzabeth Smedley. 

b. Elizabeth, born June 25, 1819; mar. Levi Malin. 

c. Jesse, born Jan. 10, 1822; mar. Harriet Rogers. 

d. Mary, born Oct. 28, 1824; died 1880, unmarried. 

e. Abraham, born March 20, 1827; mar. Caroline Horton. 
/. Martha, born Dec. 13, 1829; died 1905, unmarried. 

g. Ann, born March 8, 1833. 

h. Isaac, born May 10, 1836; mar. Mary-AmeUa Acker, 
adbca d. Isaac, born May 2, 1797. 

adbca e. Mary, born Jan, 8, 1799; died May 2, 1872, unmarried, in Delaware 
county. Pa. Another record says "died June 2." Her will, dated Apr. 1, 


1872, calls her of Paschallville in Philadelphia and names: "Sarah A. 
Carpenter my niece, John L. Carpenter, Nathan H. Carpenter son of 
Joseph Carpenter, Edmund Carpenter and Frank L, Carpenter, my 
nephews, children of my sister Rebecca Carpenter; Elizabeth Malin, 
Mary Paschall, Martha Paschall and Isaac Paschall the children of my 
sister Ann Paschall; Lincoln Carpenter son of Frank L. Carpenter; 
Sarah Ogden my niece and wife of Amory Z^ic] Ogden." (Philadelphia 
Wills, vol. 74, p. 516.) 

adbca f. Abraham, born Sept. 5, 1802. 

adhca g. Rebecca, born Jan. 11, 1805; died Dec. 7, 1839, at Philadelphia; 
married, Jan. 5, 1826, at Kingsessing, Isaac Carpenter of Philadelphia. 
(Am. Daily Advertiser, Jan. 7, 1826.) She was his second wife. By his 
first wife, who was named Catherine, he had four sons : Henry, William, 
Charles and Isaac, as is shown by the following deed, dated March 25, 
1839, by which Isaac Carpenter and Rebecca his wife, Henry Carpenter 
and Mary his wife, William Carpenter and Ann his wife, Charles Carpenter 
all of Philadelphia, and Isaac Carpenter, Jr., of the District of South- 
wark, shoemaker, the said Henry, WilHam, Charles and Isaac, Jr., being 
children of Catherine Carpenter, deceased, the former wife of said Isaac 
Carpenter, conveyed to James Mitchell a three-story brick house and 
land thereto belonging on Spruce street, Philadelphia. The deed recites 
that "said Catherine hath lately died leaving four only children to 
inherit one full fifth part of the within named premises, subject to the 
estate for life of their father, the said Isaac Carpenter." (Philadelphia 
Deeds, Book G. S. 6, p. 310.) 
Children : 

a. John-Lincoln, removed to Ohio, married and was living, 1872. 

b. Sarah- Ann, living 1872, unmarried. 

c. Edmund, living 1872. 

d. Joseph, killed at Pittsburg Landing, 1862; was married. 

e. Frank-Lincoln, married and was living, 1872. 
adbca h. Elizabeth, born 1807; died 1809, aged twenty months. 

adbca i. Sarah-Nitsel, born Jan. 27, 1810; died Dec. 14, 1881, at Upper 
Darby; married, 1833, at Philadelphia, Nathan-Jones, son of Levi and 
Mary (Jones) Lukens of Upper Darby, born Nov. 27, 1791, at Upper 
Darby; died there July 31, 1868. They lived at Upper Darby. He was 
a farmer. 

Children, born at Upper Darby: 

a. Levi, born Aug. 31, 1835; mar. Mary-Elizabeth Shaffner. 

b. Elizabeth-Lincoln, born May 9, 1837; mar. John Levis. 

adbcf. Moses, son of Jacob {Abraham, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Anne (Rambo) Lincoln of Kingsessing, Pa., born 1759, at 
Kingsessing; died Feb. 22, 1835, at Kingsessing, aged 79 years 
according to his gravestone. If this is correct he must have been 
born in 1755, or else was twin of his brother John and born Feb. 
1, 1756. It is singular that he is the only child, after the oldest, 
Abraham, whose baptism is not recorded. ''Deaths in Delaware 
County," recorded in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 


says he died "2d mo. 23rd day 1835," but does not give his 

He married, March 19, 1795, at Kingsessing in the Old Swedes 
Church, Barbara Kinch, who was born in 1772, and died Feb. 
28, 1804, at Kingsessing, ''aged 32 years." He settled in Lower 
Darby in 1788 and was Overseer of the Poor in 1795. 

Administration on the estate of Moses Lincoln was granted to 
Jacob Lincoln, March 11, 1835, George and Michael Lincoln, 
sureties. Net value of the estate $1,372.66. (The Ancestry of 
Abraham Lincoln, p. 169.) 

Moses and his wife are buried in the Old Swedes cemetery at 
Kingsessing, their gravestones being inscribed as follows: — 

''In Memory of J Moses Lincoln {who departed this life % 
February 22^. 1835 J aged 79 years." 

"In Memory of t Barbara Lincoln | wife of Moses Lincoln t 
who departed this life t February 28*^. 1804 J aged 32 Years." 

Children, born at Darby: 

adbcf a. Jacob, born 1795. 

adbcf b. George, born Sept. 21, 1798. His gravestone at Darby says 1793, 
but this must be a mistake of the stone cutter. 

adbcf c. Michael, born May 22, 1801. 

Note: Some authorities think that Moses married a second wife by 
whom he had Moses-Maris Lincoln, whose gravestone stands next to 
that of Moses inscribed thus — " Sacred t to J the memory of J Moses 
Maris Lincoln | who departed this life j January 22, 1839 J aged 19 
years 11 months J and 10 days J Rest in Peace." If this is correct that 
second wife may have been the Ann Richmond whose gravestone stands 
next to that of Moses' son Jacob inscribed — "Sacred t to J the memory 
of J Ann Richmond J who departed this life | November 16, 1858 J in 
the 62nd year of her age t Rest in Peace." If so she too must have 
married again. From her age she was more likely a daughter of Moses 
than a wife, Mrs. Styer, adbca bbd, says there were also sons Moses 
and Isaac, but this has not been confirmed, but Moses-Maris may be 
one of these. 

adbch. Jacob, son of Jacob, (Abraham, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Anne (Rambo) Lincoln of Kingsessing, Pa., born Apr. 1, 
1786, bapt. May 15, 1786, at Kingsessing; died September, 1822, 
at Kingsessing and was buried Sept. 14. (Delaware County 
Deaths with Hist. Soc. of Penn.) His will, dated March 22, and 
proved Sept. 17, 1822, calls him Jacob Lincoln, senior, of King- 
sessing. By it he made the following bequests: 'Ho son Moses 
fifty dollars to be paid in equal payments of ten dollars a year 


the first payment to be made one year after my decease"; 'Ho 
son Jacob one hundred dollars" (on same terms) '^ provided 
. . . that if either of my said sons Moses or Jacob . . . 
bring . . . charges against my estate for any service what- 
ever, or if my son Jacob should, bring any charges for repairs or 
buildings on lot where he now resides, then these gifts to be 
void . . . and the money to be equally divided amongst my 
four youngest sons"; ''to son Samuel" a small lot land; "to 
daughter Mary" a small house lot on Darby road, "my son 
Jacob now resides in it. I also give her one feather bed, bed- 
stead and saccon" [sic] ''bottom, two pair blankets, two pair 
sheets, one bolster, two pillows, and one coverlet, the best in my 
possession"; "to four youngest sons viz: John, Charles, Israel 
and William, the land where I now reside . . . nine or ten 
acres more or less which I purchased of Stephen and Ann Pas- 
chall . . . also marsh meadow land purchased of Thomas J. 
Paschall . . . also a small lot of land with an unfinished house 
... on Derby road, adjoining the lot devised to son Samuel 
... to be divided . . . when the youngest arrives at the 
age of twenty one years." He names "my mother in law Hester 
Taylor" and makes John Gibson "guardian of the persons and 
property of my minor children." (Philadelphia Wills, Book 7, 
p. 534.) 

May 12, 1794, Jacob Lincoln of Kingsessing, yeoman, and 
Mary his wife, conveyed to William Glover for fifty pounds, 
land in Kingsessing bounded on land of said Glover's, on other 
land of Jacob's and on land of Jacob Nitsell, containing five acres 
and seventy-three square perches, being part of a lot of land 
conveyed June 14, 1784, by Robert Towers and Margaret his 
wife to Stephen Paschall, Jr., and devised by him in his will 
of May 12, 1790, to his wife Ann, and by her conveyed to said 
Jacob Lincoln, March 20, 1792. This deed Jacob signed with his 
mark, but his wife signed her name. (Philadelphia Deeds, Bk. 
E. F. 5, p. 66.) Jacob, however, was able to write, as his name 
was affixed to a deed dated Apr. 27, 1797. (Ibid., Bk. D. 71, 
p. 370.) The land acquired from Mrs. Ann Paschall was pur- 
chased by Jacob just before his marriage, and it is evident from 
his will that he made his home upon it until his death. 

He married, Apr. 11, 1792, at Philadelphia (Records of Old 


Swedes Church), Mary Taylor, whose birth, death and parentage 
have not been learned, but it is evident from Jacob's will that 
she died before him and that her mother's name was Hester. 
All that is known of Jacob's children has been learned from his 
will and that of his sister, Rebecca Bravard, and from the deeds 
by which they conveyed the land devised to them by their 

Children, born at Kingsessing: 

adbch a. Moses, named in his father's will but probably died unmarried 
before his aunt, Mrs. Bravard, made her will in 1832. 

adbch b. Jacob, died Jan. 19, 1826, probably, certainly before Sept. 3, 1832, 
the date of Mrs. Bravard's will. He married a daughter of Benjamin 
Tage, who was appointed by Mrs. Bravard as guardian of Jacob's three 
Children : 

a. Mary. 

b. Samuel. 

c. Elizabeth. 

adbch c. Samuel, died, probably, before Sept. 3, 1832, the date of his aunt's, 
Mrs. Bravard's, will, as he is not named in that instrument. He was 
Living unmarried Jan. 2, 1824, on which date he conveyed to William 
Hope for $160 the "small lot of land" devised to him by his father. In 
this deed he is called "of Kingsessing, Trader." (Philadelphia Deeds, 

adbch d. Mary, married Oct. 17, 1825, at Philadelphia, John Davis of 
Kingsessing. (Records of First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church.) 
She was living in 1832, when she was named as one of the residuary 
legatees of her aunt Mrs. Bravard. 

adbch e. John. He was living Nov. 18, 1829, in the district of Southwark, 
a cordwainer, when he conveyed to Mrs. Bravard in consideration of 
$550 his one fourth part of the land devised to him by his father. He was 
then unmarried. (Philadelphia Deeds, Bk. G. W. R. 36, p. 25.) He was 
also living Sept. 3, 1832, the date of Mrs. Bravard's will. 

adbch f. Charles, probably died before Sept. 3, 1832, the date of his aunt 
Bravard's will, as he is not named in that instrument; but he was living 
May 2, 1832, when with his wife, Eliza, he conveyed to Mrs. Bravard his 
one fourth interest in the land devised to him by his father. {Ibid., 
Bk. A. M. 22, p. 542.) 

adbch g. Israel. August 22, 1835, he, then living in Philadelphia, a cord- 
wainer, with his wife Martha-Ann, conveyed to Charles WilHs his un- 
divided one fourth part of " the small lot of land with an unfinished house," 
devised to him and his brothers by his father; and on Oct. 12, 1835, they 
conveyed to Rachel Farrell for $550 his one fourth interest in the lot of 
nine or ten acres devised to him and his brothers. The consideration in 
the former deed was $90. (Ibid., Bks. A. W. 68, p. 51; G. S. 7, p. 396.) 
Nothing is known of his wife except her Christian name. 

adbch h. William, died Oct. 9, 1856, probably, but this may be the date of 
death of his cousin Wilham, adbcf aa. He is named in his aunt Bravard's 


will dated Sept. 3, 1832, and was living, unmarried, Apr. 28, 1837, on 
which date he conveyed to Rachel Farrell for $525 his one fourth interest 
in the lot of nine or ten acres devised by his father to him and his brothers. 
(Ibid., Bk. G. S. 7, p. 396; see also Bk. S. H. F. 13, p. 126.) 

adbfa. William, son of Mordecai (Abraham, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Abiah (Eels) Lincoln of Middletown, Conn., born 
1765, at Middletown, bapt. Feb. 3, 1765, at Middletown; died 
March 31, 1847, at Middletown Upper Houses, now Cromwell, 
Conn. He lived at Middletown Upper Houses and was a farmer. 
March 21, 1807, William Savage of Middletown, father of 
Mrs. Abiah Lincoln's second husband, ''for love and affection 
that I have and do bear unto my nephew William Lincoln of 
said Middletown," conveyed to him three pieces of land in 
Middletown, 'Ho wit my home lot containing four and a half 
acres . . . also my Timber Hill lot . . . containing thirty 
five acres . . . also my lot by the quarry . . . containing 
thirty five acres. (Middletown Land Records, vol. xxxviii, p. 203.) 

He married, about 1800, probably at Southington, Conn., 
Lois, daughter of Daniel and Phebe (Woodruff) Pardee of South- 
ington, born 1773, at Southington; died Sept. 12, 1846, at 
Middletown Upper Houses, aged 73 years. (Records of the 
Congregational Church, Cromwell.) If she is buried at Crom- 
well no stone marks her grave. Mr. Lincoln is buried in the old 
cemetery at Cromwell, his gravestone being inscribed as follows: 
"William Lincoln t died t March 31, 1847 t aged 82 years." 
His death is also recorded in the Records of the Congregational 
Church, where he is called "aged 83," so he may have been born 
in 1764, and perhaps at Taunton, Mass. 

Mr. Lincoln died intestate, and his son, John-Egbert, was 
appointed administrator on his estate, Apr. 8, 1847. His proper- 
ty was inventoried at $9033.22. (Middletown Probate Records, 
vol. vii, p. 379.) 

Children, born at Middletown Upper Houses: 

adbfa a. John-Egbert. He was living in Middletown as late as May 4, 
1848, when he, with his brother Asa S., released their claim to the home- 
stead and one half the dwelling house, formerly of WilHam Lincoln 
(their father) to their sisters Abiah E. and Phebe- Waterman Lincoln. 
(Middletown Land Records, vol. 76, p. 327.) He is said to have removed 
later to Belvidere, 111., where he was joined by his two sisters. He never 


adbfa b. Daniel-Savage, born June 21, 1802. 

adhfa c. Joseph-Waterman, born 1803; died Nov. 21, 1825, aged 22 years, 
and was buried in the old cemetery at Cromwell. His gravestone is thus 
inscribed: "In | Memory of t Joseph W. Lincoln | Son of William & t 
Lois Lincoln J who died Nov. 21, 1825 t AET 22." He was never married. 

adbfa d. Abiah-Eels, removed to Belvidere, 111., to live with her brother 
and died there unmarried. 

adbfa e. William M., born 1810. 

adbfa f. Asa S., born 1814. 

adhfa g. Phebe-Waterman, removed to Belvidere, 111., to live with her 
brother and sister, and died there unmarried. 

adhfa h. A child, born September, 1819; died Jan 2, 1820, aged 4 months. 
(Congregational Church Records.) 

adcac. Uriah, son of Isaac {Isaac, Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Ruth (Beal) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Sept. 27, 1746, 
at Hingham, second precinct, bapt. Oct. 12, 1746; died Apr. 18, 
1826, at Cohasset, Mass., according to his gravestone; but the 
church records say Apr. 8. He Hved at Cohasset on South 
Main street, in a house built by his grandfather. He was a 
farmer, but carried on a successful and prosperous tannery near 
the mouth of Bound brook. He was a deacon of the church and 
a man of prominence in town affairs; being moderator, 1784, 
'86, '89, '94, '99, 1800 and 1802; selectman and assessor, 1787-8, 
1790-1800, 1803-1810; treasurer, 1786-1800; and a member of 
the school committee, 1781, 1801 and 1803. 

He married, Jan. 9, 1773, at Cohasset (Family Bible; Cohasset 
Records and Cohasset Genealogies say Jan. 7), Mary^, daughter 
of Francis^ {Hezekiah^, Daniel^, Samuel^) and Sarah (Hobart) 
Lincoln of Cohasset, ahheh, born Feb. 3, 1755, at Hingham, 
second precinct; died March 3, 1793, at Cohasset. Mr. and 
Mrs. Lincoln are buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset. 
(Cohasset Records; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 238.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

adcac a. Betsey, born Aug. 1, 1773; died Sept. 2, 1817, at Cohasset, un- 
married. (Gravestone in Central burying ground; Church Records say 
died Aug. 2.) 

adcac b. Francis, born Sept. 13, 1775. 

adcac c. Meriel, born Nov. 19, 1777; died Jan. 13, 1855, at Cohasset, 
but her gravestone sa,ys Jan. 11 and '^Phineas Pratt" says Jan. 10. 
She married, Oct. 8, 1809, at Cohasset, Ezekiel^, son of Aaron* (Aaron^, 
Aaron^, Phineas^) and Bridget (Collier) Pratt of Cohasset, born May 20, 
1780, at Cohasset; died Oct. 9, 1860, at Cohasset. He lived in the south 
half of his father's house, on South Main Street, Cohasset, and was 


greatly loved for his skill as a physician. He served on the school com- 
mittee in 1814. He married (1), about 1800, Clara, daughter of Thomas 
and Ruth (Nichols) Lothrop of Cohasset, born June 17, 1780, at Cohasset; 
died Feb. 10, 1809, at Cohasset; by whom he had three children; Jane, 
born Oct. 26, 1801; Ezekiel, born Apr. 8, 1805; and Nichols, born Feb. 
10, 1809. These two sons and two by his second wife, Henry and Francis- 
Lincoln, all became master-mariners, and an interesting account of their 
careers as such may be found in "Cohasset Genealogies," pp. 555-9. 
(Cohasset Records; Cohasset Genealogies, p. 345; Phineas Pratt, pp. 
86, 90.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Mary-Lincoln, born July 17, 1810; mar. David Wilson, 

b. Henry, born Sept. 23, 1812; mar. Eunice-Burr Lothrop, adcac eh. 

c. Francis-Lincoln, born March 14, 1814; died March 25, 1816. 

d. Ezekiel, born Dec. 9, 1816; died December, 1862. 

e. Francis-Lincoln, born Sept. 14, 1818; mar. Sarah Stoddard. 
/. Henrietta-Lincoln, born Apr. 1, 1820; mar. James Bates. 

adcac d. Isaac, born Jan. 26, 1780. 

adcac e. Priscilla, born Sept. 25, 1782; died Feb. 15, 1846, at Cohasset; 
married, Jan. 7, 1810, at Cohasset, Anselm^, son of Thomas^ {Thomas'^, 
Thomas^, Joseph?, John^) and Ruth (Nichols) Lothrop of Cohasset, born 
Dec. 2, 1771, at Cohasset, but "Cohasset Genealogies" says Feb. 5; died 
May 27, 1853, at Cohasset. He lived on King street, near North Main 
street, Cohasset. He became a master-mariner and in 1797 was master 
of the "Priscilla" and in 1816 of the "Three Sisters," both owned by 
Levi Tower, the latter a vessel of 92 tons in the fishing fleet. He was an 
assessor, 1819; overseer of the poor, 1819 and 1837; and a member of the 
school committee, 1809, 1814-16, 1818, and 1827. He married (1), Oct. 
17, 1794, at Cohasset, Eunice, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Beal) Burr 
of Cohasset, born Apr. 26, 1774, at Cohasset; died there May 9, 1809; 
by whom he had three children: Clara, born Oct. 15, 1796; James-Burr, 
born Aug. 17, 1800; and Anselm, born Sept. 16, 1805. (Cohasset Genealo- 
gies, pp. 262, 499; Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 382, 400; Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Uriah-Lincoln, born Dec. 16, 1811; died Sept. 1, 1839. 

b. Eunice-Burr, born June 19, 1813; mar. Capt. Henry Pratt, 
adcac cb. 

c. Elizabeth-Lincoln, \ ]^)ornFeb 18 1815* / °^^^' ^^^^^^^ Hall. 

d. Priscilla-Lincoln, / ' ' ' I died November, 1876. 

e. George-Beal, born July 21, 1816; died Nov. 16, 1816. 
/. George-Beal, born July 7, 1818. 

g. Marcia-Dunlap, born Sept. 24, 1820; mar. Abraham Tower. 

h. CuMMiNGS-LiNCOLN, born Nov. 24, 1822; mar. Ann B. Johnson. 

i. RuTH-NiCHOLS, born May 18, 1825; mar. James Battles. 

adcac f. Polly, born Dec. 7, 1784; died July 30, 1792. 
adcac g. Sally, born Feb. 28, 1787; died May 23, 1797, but her gravestone 
says May 28. 

J adcac h. Henrietta, born July 29, 1789; died Nov. 12, 1864, at Cohasset, 
but her gravestone in Central burying ground says Nov. 2; married, 
Nov. 16, 1830, at Cohasset, Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel and Susanna (Lincoln) 
J Wallis of Cohasset, adcbh c, bapt. July 4, 1784, at Cohasset; died March 

jj 20, 1859, at Cohasset. He lived at Cohasset in a house built about 1836, 


on the site of the Mordecai Lincoln house. In June, 1814, he served as 
private under Capt. Peter Lothrop during the alarm over a British 
invasion. In the following September he commanded the fishing schooner 
"Nancy" which was captured by the British, and he and Isaiah Lincoln, 
abhea /, were taken to Halifax and imprisoned, the latter dyihg in Novem- 
ber. Wallis returned to Cohasset the next April and in 1817 was in 
conmiand of the pinky "Fawn," a fishing vessel of 50 tons belonging to 
Peter Lothrop. He had no children. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 462, 
537; Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 345, 350, 400; Cohasset Records.) 

adcai. Lazarus, son of Isaac {Isaac, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Ruth (Beal) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Oct. 3, 1756, 
at Hingham, in the second precinct, now Cohasset; died Dec. 5, 
1796, lost at sea in a severe storm. He lived at Cohasset and 
was a '' mariner." The diary of Ambrose Bates, aafag, names 
him as a messmate in the army at the capture of General Bur- 
goyne's forces. (Hist, of Cohasset, p. 298.) He served as private 
in Capt. Peter Cushing's Company which was assembled at Hull, 
Dec. 14, 1776, for four days; also under Capt. Moses French 
from May 15, 1777, to July 15, 1777, in Rhode Island; also 
under Capt. Theophilus Wilder in Col. Benjamin Gill's regiment, 
for three months and six days in the Northern Department, 
enlisting Aug. 24, 1777, and being discharged Nov. 29, 1777; he 
also enlisted Dec. 20, 1777, in Capt. Thomas Nash's Company 
which served until March 1, 1778, at Fort Hill, Boston. (Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, vol. ix, p. 811.) 

He married, Sept. 17, 1781, at Cohasset (Hist, of Hingham 
says Sept. 7), Fsmny^, daughter of Gushing^ {Richard^, Johv}) 
and Huldah (Orcutt) Kilby of Hingham, born July 29, 1763, at 
Hingham, second precinct; died Sept. 3, 1846, at East Abington, 
now Rockland, Mass. '' History of Hingham," vol. ii, p. 406, 
says she was born Aug. 7, 1763, which is the date of her baptism. 
Massachusetts Vital Records say she died Sept. 4. They lived 
on North Main street, Cohasset, in a house which her father 
inherited from his uncle, John Jacob, in 1753. 

She married (2), Dec. 21, 1801, at Cohasset, Deacon IsraeP 
Litchfield of Scituate as his second wife. He was son of Josiah^ 
(Nicholas^, Josiah^, Lawrence^) and Susanna (Morey) Litchfield 
of Scituate, born July 3, 1753, at Scituate; died Jan. 15, 1840, 
at Scituate. His first wife, by whom he had nine children, and 
who died May 31, 1799, was Sarah Cass. By his wife Fanny 


he had two children: Serissa, born Apr. 14, 1803; and Alfred, 
born Nov. 18, 1804. He was an important and influential 
citizen of Scituate. For an account of his life and extracts from 
his diary which he kept in the years 1774 and '75, see "The 
Litchfield Family in America," pp. 311-375. After his death his 
widow went to live with her daughter Serissa at Rockland, Mass. 
(Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 218, 238; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 
406; Scituate Records; Family Bible.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

adcai a. Samuel-Kilby, born Oct. 10, 1782; died Nov. 23, 1783. 
adcai b. John, born Jan. 15, 1784. 

adcai c. Samuel-Kilby, born June 26, 1785; died Feb. 8, 1806, unmarried. 
He is buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset, where his gravestone 
says he died '' in his 21st year." The family Bible must therefore be wrong 
in giving the date of his death as 1809. 
adcai d. Lot, born Apr. 19, 1789; died Aug. 27, 1825, at Malone, N. Y., 
unmarried, or without children unless Erastus-Churchill Lincoln born in 
1811 was his son; see "Shurtleff Descendants," vol. i, p. 524. He was a 
mason and lived at Malone. 
adcai e. Anna, born Oct. 31, 1791 ; died July 4, 1851, at Albion, Pa. ; married, 
Oct. 13, 1812, at Scituate (Scituate records, but the Family Bible says 
Oct. 12), Luther, son of Lawrence and Rachel (Clapp) Litchfield of 
Scituate, born Sept. 23, 1789, at Scituate; died Oct. 6, 1852, at Decatur, 
Mich., being killed by the fall of a tree. He was a tanner by trade, but 
of a somewhat roving disposition, especially during the last twenty 
years of his life, but wherever he lived he followed his trade of tanner. 
(Family Records.) He removed first to Springfield, Vt., and afterwards 
lived at Duane and Malone, N. Y., and, later, in various places, among 
others Lancaster, Mass. The family Bible is in the possession of his 
son, Elwin-Lewis Litchfield of Acworth, Ga. 

Children, born: a, b at Scituate; c-h at Springfield, Vt.; i-k at Duane, 
N. Y.; Z at Albion, Pa.: 

a. Howland, born Jan. 5, 1814; mar. Ann Gary. 
h. Fanny-Kilby, born Aug. 13, 1815; mar. Horace Place. 
c. Edwin-Lawrence, ] f mar. Mary-Ray Tink- 

er. Elwin-Lewis, | ^^^" ^^^' ^^' ^^^^' ^ mar.EHzabeth-Strick- 

J I land Smith. 

e. Liba-Lincoln, born May 23, 1819; mar. Sarah Weisz. 
/. Asa, born July 16, 1821; mar. Maryetta Bonsteel. 
g. A CHILD, born July 25, 1823; died Sept. 14, 1823. 
h. Rachel- Anna, born Aug. 27, 1824; mar.Elizer-Brown VanTassel. 
^. Rehtse-Louisa, born Nov. 22, 1827; mar. Robert Blair. 
j. Sarah-Ann, born Sept. 27, 1829; mar. Andrew-Jackson Mason. 
k. Ruth-Beal, born July 12, 1831; mar. Owen-Only Ticknor. 
I. Laban-Hersey, born Mar. 24, 1839; mar. Elizabeth-Maria 
adcai f. Anslem, born Jan. 19, 1794. 


adcak. James, son of Isaac (Isaac, Mordecai, Samuel) and 
Ruth (Beal) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born Apr. 22, 1761, 
at Hingham, in the second precinct, now Cohasset; died May 
23, 1835, at Cohasset. In 1778, at the age of seventeen, he 
served for five months and twenty days as a private in the 
Rhode Island campaign. (Hist, of Cohasset, p. 307.) He be- 
came a miller and lived at Cohasset, on South Main street, in a 
house built in 1787 and now, 1912, owned by Thomas- Warren 
Doyle, his great grandson, adcak bah. 

He married, Feb. 20, 1788, at Bridge water, Mass., AbigaiP, 
daughter of Seth^ (Thomas^, Jaco¥, Experience^) and Mary 
(Wade) Mitchell of Bridgewater, born Sept. 9, 1762, at Bridge- 
water; died Dec. 6, 1839, at Cohasset. (Early Massachusetts 
Marriages, vol. ii, p. 147; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. xlvi, 

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are buried in the Central burying ground, 
Cohasset, their gravestones being inscribed as follows: 

''James Lincoln died May 23, 1835 aged 74 yrs." 

''Abigail wife of James Lincoln died Dec. 6, 1839 aged 77 
yrs." (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 239; Hist, of Bridgewater, 
p. 244; Cohasset Records; Sampler of Mrs. Chloe [Lincoln] 
Whitcomb, adcak e.) 

"Daughters in the American Revolution," vol. xiv, pp. 125-6, 
says that Mr. Lincoln was a fifer in Col. Benj. Lincoln's regiment, 
but also calls him son of James^ (Isaac^, David^, Stephen^, Stephen^) 
Lincoln of Hingham. The gravestones at Cohasset clearly prove 
that this is an error as James, the son of James of Hingham, was 
born Dec. 4, 1757, and there is no evidence that he ever lived 
at Cohasset or ever had a wife Abigail, or in fact ever married 
at all. 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

adcak a. Lucia, born July 24, 1789; died May 9, 1838, at Cohasset, un- 
married. The date of her death is from her gravestone and "Cohasset 
Genealogies" ; Cohasset records say she died May 8. " Cohasset Genealo- 
gies" says that the oldest child was named James, and that he was 
probably born at Bridgewater. Absolutely no other authority has been 
found for this, and members of the family are positive that there was no 
child named James. 

adcak b. Wabren, born Nov. 2, 1792. 

adcak c. Maria, born Jan. 4, 1795; died Feb. 6, 1872, at Cohasset, unmarried. 

adcak d. Sally, born May 10, 1797; died Feb. 10, 1798. 


adcak e. Chloe, born Dec. 21, 1798; died July 16, 1866, at Cohasset; married, 
May 9, 1819, at Boston, by Rev. Paul Dean (Boston Records), Thomas- 
Jefferson^, son of SamueP {Israel^, Israel^, Israel^, Robert^, JohrO-) and Lydia 
(Ramsdell) Whitcomb of Hanover, Mass., born June 14, 1801, at Han- 
over; died Feb. 9, 1877, at Canisteo, N. Y. (Whitcomb Family, p. 95.) 
Mr, Whitcomb passed his boyhood at Hingham, attending school at 
Derby academy and church at the "Old Ship," as the first church is 
familiarly called. After his marriage he lived in Boston and studied for 
the ministry under Rev. Paul Dean, who was known as a "restorationist." 
He became a Universalist minister and had his first pastorate at Roches- 
ter, Vt. About 1835 he went to New York State and estabhshed, in the 
city of Hudson, the first Universahst Sunday School in that state. From 
Hudson he went to Schenectady and thence to several different places, 
among them Victor, Cortland, Springville, Newport, Alexander, Webster 
and Canisteo, in which last place he died at the age of seventy-six. 
(Records of Miss Caroline-Maria Vedder, adcak eaa.) 
Children, born: a, b at Boston, Mass., c at Hudson, N. Y.: 

a. Sarah-Maria, born July 25, 1820; mar. Edinund-Burke Vedder. 

b. Lucia-Caroline, born May 23, 1823; mar. Joseph-Dibble Hoyt. 

c. Mary- Abigail, born Nov. 27, 1837; mar. Cyrus-Wilmarth 

adcak f. Mary-Mitchell, born Feb. 4, 1807; died Aug. 1, 1847, at Cohasset, 

adfaa. Galen, son of Obadiah (Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Jael (Curtis) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born Feb. 5, 1756, 
at Scituate, Mass.; date of his death unknown. It is supposed 
that he was captured while in the army and died in prison; and 
as his wife married again in 1778, she presumably had definite 
information of his death. He was a private in Capt. Job Cush- 
ing's Company of which the muster roll is dated Aug. 1, 1775. 
He enlisted May 16, and his service lasted two months and 
twenty-one days. He was also under the same captain Dec. 18, 
1775, when an order for a bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
was issued. (Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolu- 
tion, vol. ix, p. 804; Hist, of Cohasset, p. 287.) 

He married, Aug. 13, 1775, at Scituate (Scituate Records), 
Olive^, daughter of Samuel* (Samuel^, Josiah^, Lawrence^) and 
Priscilla (Vinal) Litchfield of Scituate, bapt. June 4, 1758, at 
Scituate (Ibid.); died Jan. 31, 1821, at Cohasset. She married 
(2), May 22, 1778, at Cohasset, Jared^, son of Amos^ {Prince\ 
Joseph^, Joseph^, Thomas^) and Patience (Bates) Joy of Cohasset, 
born Dec. 19, 1749, at Cohasset; died Nov. 29, 1792, at Cohasset. 
I He was a member of the '^Boston Tea Party" and a soldier in 
the Revolution, being a private in Capt. Job Cushing's Company 


in the summer of 1775. They had five children: Lot, Warren, 
Lillis, Olive and Elisha. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 210, 235; 
Scituate Records.) 

Child, born at Cohasset. 
adfaa a. Galen, bapt. Oct. 27, 1776; probably died yoting. 

adfad. Jacob, son of Obadiah {Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Jael (Curtis) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born Oct. 9, 1761, 
at Hingham, in the second precinct, now Cohasset; died Apr. 
30, 1850, at Lancaster, Mass. He was a soldier in the Revolution 
and was allowed a pension for eleven months, fifteen days, actual 
service as a private in the Massachusetts troops. His application 
for a pension is dated Nov. 20, 1832. 

He built a house at Cohasset on South Main street, south of 
his father's, in which he lived after his marriage until about 1800, 
when he removed to Lancaster, where he owned and occupied a 
farm on George hill, in the westerly part of the town, containing 
about seventy acres. He died intestate and his estate was in- 
ventoried at $2217.53. A bill against the estate was presented 
by his daughter Polly and allowed, amounting to $1560, for 
"services in taking care of Jacob Lincoln six years up to the time 
of his death. May 2, 1850, and also taking care of his son Jacob 
and performing all the labor of his household during the same 
six years." A further charge of $215 ''for services 43 weeks since 
the death of my father in taking care of Jacob and the estate '^ 
was not allowed. (Worcester County Probate Files.) 

He married, about 1792, Chloe, daughter of Isaac {Isaac, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Sarah (Hobart) Lincoln of Cohasset, 
adcal, born Aug. 17, 1765, at Hingham, in the second precinct; 
died July 10, 1829, at Lancaster. Lancaster church records say 
that she died of ''general decay, aged 63 years." Her gravestone 
at Lancaster is inscribed as follows: 

"In memory of J Mrs. Chloe Lincoln, J wife of Mr. Jacob 
Lincoln t who died t July 10, 1829 t AE. 63." 

No stone marks the grave of her husband, whose record as a 
soldier is given as follows in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
of the Revolution," vol. ix, p. 800: "private Captain Silas Webb's 
company, Col. Brooks's reg't of Guards; joined Nov. 16, 1777, 
service to April 3, 1778, 4 months 18 days at Cambridge guarding 


troops of convention." He also served from Aug. 5, 1778, to 
Sept. 14, 1778, and he must have seen other service as his pension 
was granted for a service of eleven months. 

Children, born: a-c at Cohasset; d-g at Lancaster: 

adfad a. Polly, born Feb. 3, 1793; died Apr. 3, 1857, at Lancaster, un- 

adfad b. Martin, born Jan. 23, 1795. 

adfad c. Cummings, born June 19, 1797; died Jan. 4, 1822, at Lancaster, 
unmarried. (Town records; Church records and gravestone say Jan. 5.) 

adfad d. Martha- Ann-Chloe, born Sept. 4, 1799; died Sept. 11, 1882, at 
Chelsea, unmarried. Her name as given by her parents was Chloe, but 
was changed June 12, 1824, to Martha- Ann-Chloe; she was then a 
"mantua-maker." Her will, dated Nov. 28, 1868, probated Oct. 16, 
1882, names: sisters Mrs. Betsey Barnes and Miss Maria Lincoln. 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. dxh, p. 29.) 

adfad e. Betsey, born Dec. 1, 1801; died Feb. 24, 1894, at Chelsea, Mass.; 
married, Oct. 2, 1825, at Boston (by Rev. Paul Dean), Edwin Barnes, 
born 1801, in Connecticut; died Sept. 15, 1877, at Chelsea, aged 76 years. 
(Massachusetts Vital Records.) They Hved, at first, at Boston until 
after the births of their children and removed, later, to Chelsea, where 
they continued to Hve until their deaths. He was a tailor doing business 
at Quincy market, Boston, until 1872, after which year his name no 
longer appears in the Boston directories. 
Children, born at Boston: 
a. Edward-Lincoln, 

b. Edwin-Cummings, i ^^^ ^ ' ' 

died about 1855, at 
New Orleans, unmar- 

mar. (1) Harriette 
Clarke; (2) Lura A. 
c. Arthur. 
adfad f. Maria, born July 15, 1804; died Sept. 30, 1892, at Chelsea, Mass., 
unmarried. (Ibid.) Her will, dated Feb. 7, 1883, probated Nov. 3, 
1892, names: Mrs. Electa N. L. Walton, wife of George A. Walton of 
Newton; Aunt Betsey L. Barnes of Chelsea, widow of the late Edwin 
Barnes; niece Mary M. Lincoln of Newton, single; Washington Blackmer 
of Chelsea. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. dclxiii, p. 42.) 

g. Jacob, born May 14, 1809; died Dec. 30, 1858, at Lancaster, un- 
married. (Massachusetts Vital Records.) 

adfae. Amos, son of Obadiah (Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Jael (Curtis) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born Oct. 13, 1763, 
at Hingham, in the second precinct, now Cohasset (Hist, of 
Hingham says Oct. 11); died Sept. 24, 1801, at Cohasset. He 
lived at Cohasset on South Main street, in the house built by 
his brother Jacob, the latter removing to Lancaster about 1800. 
He married, Aug. 14, 1785, at Cohasset, Huldah^, daughter of 


Gushing^ {Richard^, John^) and Huldah (Orcutt) Kilby of the 
second precinct of Hingham, born Jan. 20, bapt. Oct. 4, 1767, 
at Hingham; died Feb. 26, 1829, at Cohasset. (Cohasset Geneal- 
ogies, pp. 218, 239; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 406, 469; 
Lincoln Family Bible.) 

Ghild, born at Gohasset: 
adfae a. William, born Oct. 24, 1785. (So recorded.) 

adfah. Obadiah, son of Obadiah {Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Jael (Gurtis) Lincoln of Gohasset, Mass., born Sept. 4, 
1769, in the second precinct of Hingham, now Gohasset; died 
Sept. 22, 1797, at Scituate, Mass. He lived at Scituate and was 
a mariner. He is called ''Gapt.^^ in the Scituate record of his 
death and in 1795 was master of the fishing vessel ^' Mason," 
owned by Elisha Doane of Gohasset. 

He married, Nov. 7, 1793, at Scituate, Marcy^, daughter of 
Israel^ (Israel, Jaco¥, John^) and Marcy (Gushing) Vinal of 
Scituate, bapt. June 5, 1768, at Scituate; died 1797, at Scituate. 
Her ancestor John^ Vinal was brought by his mother, widow 
Anna Vinal, with a brother and sister ''into New England in 
the year 1636, and into the town of Scituate the same year." 

Administration on the estate of Obadiah Lincoln of Scituate, 
mariner, was given to William Vinal, Jr., of Scituate, Dec. 4, 
1797. The estate was insolvent. William Vinal, Jr., was son of 
Gapt. Israel Vinal and brother of Mrs. Marcy Lincoln. (Go- 
hasset Genealogies, p. 235; Hist, of Gohasset, p. 326; Scituate 
Records; Hist, of Scituate, p. 365; Plymouth Gounty Probate 
Records, vol. xxxiv, p. 142.) 

Ghild, born at Gohasset: 
adfah a. William-Vinal, born Oct. 21, 1796. 

adffe. Galeb, son of Abraham (Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Sarah (Lincoln) Lincoln of Gohasset, Mass., born Jan. 22, 
bapt. Jan. 31, 1779, at Gohasset; died May 25, 1856, at Go- 
hasset. He lived at Gohasset until after the birth of his second 
child in 1807, when he removed to Dorchester, Mass. After 
the death of his first wife he removed to Watertown, Mass., 
where he lived until 1830, when he returned to Gohasset and, 


in the following year, built a house for himself on Beechwood 
street, near his father's. He was a ''millwright" and something 
of an architect until his return to Cohasset, after which he devot- 
ed himself to farming. 

He married (1), intentions published at Boston, Sept. 25, 1804, 
Nancy^, daughter of Zechariah^ (Zechariah^, Zechariah?, John^l) 
and Molly (Pratt) Bicknell of Weymouth, Mass., born Oct. 17, 
1782, at Weymouth; died Apr. 19, 1814, at Dorchester. 

He married (2), May 25, 1817, at Watertown, Elizabeth, 
daughter of William and Betsey (Leverett) Robbins of Brighton, 
Mass., born Sept. 3, 1792, at Brighton; died March 11, 1849, at 
Cohasset. She is called of Watertown in her marriage record. 
(Cohasset Genealogies, p. 239; Boston Records; Weymouth 
Records; Dorchester Records; Watertown Records; Cohasset 
Records; records of George-Henry Lincoln, adffe cb.) 

The dates of birth of the children by his first wife, incorrectly 
given in ''Cohasset Genealogies" and Cohasset records, are 
now correctly furnished by Mr. George-Henry Lincoln of 
Providence, R. I., who has been of great assistance in collecting 
the records of this branch of the family. It is rather singular 
that these four children were born on the seventh of September, 
October, November and December, successively, on four al- 
ternate years. 

Children, by first wife, born: a, h at Cohasset; c, d at Dor- 
chester : 

adffe a. Sarah, born Sept. 7, 1805; died Dec. 4, 1828, at Weymouth; married, 
Oct. 18, 1826, at Newton, Mass., Jared^, son of Abner^ {Ahner^, Ebenezer"^, 
Ehenezer^) and Nabby (Pratt) Pratt of Weymouth, born March 27, 1805, 
at Weymouth; died May 13, 1831, at Weymouth. (Newton Records; 
Weymouth Records.) 

Child, born at Weymouth: 

a. Caleb, born Aug. 5, 1827; went on a whaling trip and was never 
heard of afterwards. 
adffe h. Nancy-Bicknell, born Oct. 7, 1807; died Jan. 10, 1881, at Yonkers, 
N. Y.; married. May 22, 1827, at Watertown, Rufus-Wells, son of Charles 
and Sarah (Wells) Dickinson of Hadley, Mass., born Feb. 14, 1800, at 
Hadley; died March 18, 1863, at Westerly, R. I. He was a woolen manu- 

Children; born a~c at Webster, Mass.; d-g at East Greenwich, R. I.; /i 
at Bozrah, Conn. : 
a. Nancy-Bicknell, born March 12, 1828; mar. (1) Chauncy- 

Henry Mosher; (2) Charles-Chidsey Wickes. 
h. Rufus-Wells, born Oct. 1, 1830; mar. Lucy Pratt. 


c. Sarah- Adams, born Aug. 22, 1832; died Oct, 14, 1887, unmarried. 

d. Emeline-Corbett, born Oct. 17, 1834; mar. Ambrose-Sanford 

e. William-Greene, born June 11, 1836; mar. Elizabeth DeForest. 
/. Eliza-Lincoln, born Jan. 10, 1839; mar. William-Hiscox Chap- 

g. Lucy-Ashley, born November, 1841; mar. Charles-Alfred 

h. Mary-Fitch, born May 11, 1843; mar. Clark-Hiscox Chapman, 
adffe c. Thomas, born Nov. 7, 1809. 
adffe d. Samuel, born Dec. 7, 1811. 

Children, by second wife, born: e-k at Watertown; /, m at 
Cohasset : 

adffe e. Eliza, born June 3, 1818; died Oct. 24, 1876, at Brooklme, Mass.; 
married, Jan. 1, 1843, at Boston, Erast us- Winchester, son of Erastus 
and Sarah L. (Winchester) Champney of Boston, born July 27, 1812, at 
Brookline, died Aug. 20, 1872, at Boston. They lived at Boston. He is 
called "clerk." The petition of Ehza Champney for administration on his 
estate says that he died on the date here given, leaving as next of kin, 
Anna E., a minor child. The petition of Anna E. Champney of Boston 
for administration on the estate of her mother gives the date of her death 
as here given. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vols, cccclix, p. 230; 
ccccxci, p. 453; Records of Mrs. Jennett Tilden, adffe j.) 
Children, born at Boston: 

a. Sarah-Eliza, born Oct. 13, 1843; died Feb. 21, 1849. 
h. Anna-Eliza, born May 28, 1853; mar. Amos Blodgett. 
adffe f. Lucy, born Aug. 23, 1819; died Apr. 30, 1847, at Cohasset; married, 
August, 1844, at Providence, R. I., William Leverett of Charlestown, 
Mass., born July, 1817, at Charlestown; died Feb. 17, 1885, at New- 
Bedford, Mass. They lived at Providence, where he was a "carriage 
trimmer." He deserted his wife after two or three years and married 
again, but nothing is known of his second wife. (Massachusetts Vital 
Records; Records of Mrs. Jennett Tilden, adffe j.) 
Child, born at Cohasset: 

a. James, born August, 1846. 
adffe g. Mary, born June 1, 1821; died Dec. 16, 1896, at Scituate, Mass.; 
married, Nov. 2, 1845, at Providence, R. I., Leonard, son of Israel and 
Christiana-Amelia (Carpenter) Drown of Rehoboth, Mass., born Dec. 12, 
1819, at Rehoboth; died May 5, 1862, at WilKamsburg, Va., being it is 
said the first man to be killed under a flag of truce during the Civil war. 
He was of Providence when married but removed in 1854 to New Hamp- 
shire and Uved at Concord and Penacook. He was a blacksmith. He was 
captain of Company E, second New Hampshire infantry, in the Civil war. 
(Records of Mrs. Mary-Leonard [Drown] Drake.) 
Children, born: a, b at Providence, R. I. ; c at Penacook, N. H. : 
a. Lucy-Lincoln, born Aug. 4, 1847; living, 1911, unmarried. 
5. Israel, born July 30, 1852; died June 14, 1879, unmarried. 
c. Mary-Leonard, born Feb. 20, 1860; mar. Benjamin-Franklin 
adffe h. Jennett, \ , ^ . r,o iqoq. / died March 2, 1824. 
adffe i. Annette, / ^' ' I died July 10, 1903, at Scituate, 


Mass.; married, May 9, 1867, at Cohasset, Samuel-Curtis, son of Curtis 
and Rebecca (Lawrence) Sheple of Groton, Mass., born Apr. 15, 1825, at 
Pepperell, Mass.; died Sept. 1, 1893, at Groton. They lived at Groton. 
He was a farmer. She was his second wife and had no children. (Massa- 
chusetts Vital Records call him 32 years old when married and sixty-eight 
years, four months, seventeen days at death. Cohasset records say the 
twins were born Oct. 26, and that Jennett died March 1. 

adffe j. Jennett, born June 30, 1826; married, June 1, 1862, at Cohasset, 
Thomas^, son of Christophers {John', Thomas^, John^, Joseph'^, Nathan- 
iel^, Joseph^, Nathaniel^) and Asenath (Bailey) Tilden of Scituate, born 
Apr. 1, 1827, at Scituate; died there Aug. 20, 1906. They lived at Scitu- 
ate. He was a farmer and held town office. He was agent of the Hing- 
ham Insurance Company. His paternal ancestor, Nathaniel^ Tilden, 
came from Tenterden in Kent, England, with his family before 1628. 
He was chosen ruling elder of the first church in Scituate in 1634, and had 
a house lot on Kent street. The name of his wife is unknown. Mrs. 
Jennett Tilden was living in 1911, at Scituate. (Hist, of Scituate, p. 353; 
Cohasset Records.) 

Children, born at Scituate: 

a. Thomas-Lincoln, born Oct. 26, 1866; living 1913, unmarried. 
h. Charles-Henry, born March 2, 1869; mar. Miriam Cooper. 

adffe k. Caleb, born Sept. 6, 1828. He was living, 1913, at Cohasset, un- 
married. He bore a striking resemblance to the portraits of President 
Abraham Lincoln. 

adffe 1. Abraham, born Feb. 3, 1830. 

adffe m. Levi, born Oct. 24, 1831; died June 20, 1864, being killed in the 
last battle of the Civil war before Lee's surrender. He was a private in 
the Ninth Massachusetts artillery. He was not married. Mrs. Jennett 
Tilden says he was killed June 18. Information of this family has been 
obtained from Abraham Lincoln, adffe I, and from his daughter, OHve- 

adffg. MoRDECAi, son of Abraham {Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Sarah (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born Sept. 10, 
bapt. Nov. 9, 1783, at Cohasset; died Aug. 30, 1868, at Cohasset. 
He lived at Cohasset and was a farmer. He married, after 1840, 
Mrs. Ruth^ ( [Collier] Willcutt) Tower, daughter of Jonathan^ 
{William'^, Gershom^, Thomas^, Thomas^) and Abigail (Long) 
Collier of Scituate, Mass., born Sept. 21, 1789, at Scituate; died 
March 14, 1852, at Cohasset. 

She married (1), July 3, 1808, at Scituate (Scituate Records; 
Cohasset Genealogies says 1807), Daniel, son of John and Chios 
(Beal) Willcutt of Cohasset, ahbai, born July 4, 1780, at Cohasset; 
died Sept. 10, 1810, at sea (Cohasset church records say Sept. 17), 
by whom she had one child: Parmela, born 1810; died Aug. 31, 
1832, at Cohasset. 

She married (2), Sept. 23, 1827, at Cohasset, Asa-Cushing, 


son of Jesse and Rebecca (Gushing) Tower of Cohasset, bapt. 
March 25, 1787, at Cohasset; died Apr. 5, 1840, at Cohasset. 
She was his second wife, his first, Charlotte Mann, having died 
March 23, 1826, leaving seven children. By Mr. Tower she 
had one child: Alvan Tower, born Sept. 13, 1832, who was a 
soldier in the Civil war and died June 8, 1862, at Fortress Mon- 
roe, Va. She had no children by Mr. Lincoln. (Cohasset Geneal- 
ogies, pp. 236, 443, 477; Cohasset Records; Scituate Records; 
Tower Genealogy, p. 391.) 

adffi. Abraham, son of Abraham (Jacob, Mordecai, Samuel) 
and Sarah (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born Jan. 12, 
bapt. June 15, 1788, at Cohasset; died Dec. 19, 1869, at Water- 
town, Mass., aged 81 years, 11 months and 6 days. He removed 
to Watertown before his marriage and passed the rest of his Hfe 
there. He was a millwright. 

He married, Jan. 2, 1825, at Watertown, Mary^, daughter 
(presumably) of Thaddeus^ {Ehenezer^, Ebenezer^, Phineas^, 
Phineas^f Johin}) and Sarah (Warren) Upham of Leicester, Mass., 
and Watertown, N. Y., born Apr. 3, 1791, at Leicester; died 
Nov. 18, 1859, at Watertown, Mass. She is called of Watertown, 
Mass., in her marriage record, and in the State record of her 
death she is said to have been born at Leicester and to have 
been aged 69 years at her death. This would make her born in 
1791, and there is no other Mary Upham whose birth is recorded 
at Leicester at about that time. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are 
buried in the Common cemetery, Watertown. (Leicester Rec- 
ords; Watertown Records; State Records; Records of George- 
Henry Lincoln, adffe cb, Upham Family, pp. 97, 131.) 

Children, born at Watertown: 

adfl a. A son, unnamed, born Jan. 31, 1826; died Feb. 6, 1826. 

adffi h. Hannah-Manson, born Feb. 14, 1828 (?) ; died Jan. 30, 1885, 
unmarried. Her age is given in the State vital records as 54 years at 
the time of her death. This would make her born in 1831, which in view 
of the date of her brother Abraham's birth seems unlikely. Probably 
54 is an error for 57. She died at Boston, Mass. 

adffi, c. Abraham-Jairus, born May 30, 1830; died Feb. 18, 1894, at Boston, 
unmarried; aged 64 years. (Mass. Vital Records, in which his mother is 
called Mary Upton.) 


aabcd a. Asa, son of Jonathan (Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Lydia (Nichols) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass.; 
born May 29, 1778, at Hingham; died July 27, 1840, at Hing- 
ham. He was a carpenter and lived at Hingham on North 
street, opposite Fountain square. His will, dated Apr. 30, 
1831, probated Aug. 25, 1840, names: daughters Charlotte- 
Gushing Lincoln, Rachel-Gushing Lincoln, Garoline-Hayden 
Lincoln and Hannah Lincoln; wife Gharlotte, executrix. (Ply- 
mouth Gounty Probate Records, vol. Ixxxii, p. 278.) 

He married, Dec. 27, 1807, at Hingham, Gharlotte, daughter 
of Ezra (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) and Rachel (Gush- 
ing) Lincoln of Hingham, aacbg a, born Oct. 4, 1785, at Boston, 
Mass.; died Dec. 22, 1862, at Hingham. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 472; Hingham Records; see Hist, of Pembroke, N. H., 
p. 57.) 

Ghildren, born at Hingham: 

aabcd aa. Charlotte Gushing, born Oct. 22, 1808; died Oct. 18, 1896, 
at Hingham, unmarried. 

aabcd ah. Rachel-Gushing, born Oct. 30, 1811; died June 5, 1896, at Hing- 
ham; married, Jan. 1, 1840, at Hingham, Elijah-Lincoln^, son of Elijah^ 
{Elijah^, David^, David^, Matthew^, James^) and Mary (Lincoln) Whiton 
of Hingham, aabce ea, born Jan. 15, 1814, at Hingham; died Dec. 12, 1881, 
at Hingham. They lived at Hingham on North street, near Fountain 
square. He was a hatter, and later a dealer in boots and shoes. (Hist, 
of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 307.) 
Ghildren, born at Hingham: 

a. Dexter-Brigham, born March 14, 1842; died Apr. 24, 1880, 

b. Gharlotte-Lincoln, born Feb. 26, 1844; died Feb. 27, 1854. 

c. Mary-Lincoln, born Aug. 6, 1848; living 1912, unmarried. 
aabcd ac. Garoline-Hayden, born May 2, 1815; died Nov. 10, 1895, at 

Hingham; married, Oct. 23, 1838, at Hingham, Rufus^ son of Rufus^ 
(Rufus^, Jonathan^, Jonathan*, Andrew^, Andrew^, William^) and Abigail- 
Allen (Hersey) Lane of Hingham, born Nov. 19, 1815, at Hingham; died 
May 2, 1889, at Hingham. They lived on the paternal homestead, on 
South street, Hingham. He is called "clerk'' in "Hilstory of Hingham." 
(Lane Family, vol. ii, p. 119; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 422.) 
Ghildren, born at Hingham: 

a. Abby- Allen, born October, 1839; died Apr. 9, 1845. 

b. Oscar-Dana, born March 29, 1845; died Sept. 2, 1848. 


c. RuFUS- Allen, born March 17, 1850; mar. Mary-Agnes. 

d. Caroline-Lincoln, born Apr. 26, 1855; mar. Charles-Osborn 

aahcd ad. Hannah, born June 16, 1819; died Feb. 22, 1889, at Hingham, 

aabcd b. Nichols, son of Jonathan (Jonathan, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Lydia (Nichols) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born Aug. 6, 1780, at Hingham; died Jan. 19, 1819, being lost 
at sea on that date in the wreck of the schooner "Martha'* 
of Hingham, on the Isles of Shoals. From this it is evident that 
he was a "mariner" and was probably engaged in the fisheries. 

He married, in 1810, Deborah^, daughter of John^ (Joseph^, 
Joseph^) and Deborah (Leavitt) Souther of Hingham, born 
Sept. 29, 1783, at Hingham; died March 24, 1865, at Boston, 
Mass., "in her 82nd year." She was appointed guardian, March 
5, 1822, to Ann-Maria, Deborah, Nichols and Mary Lincoln, 
minors under the age of fourteen years, children and heirs of 
Nichols Lincoln, late of Hingham. (Plymouth County Probate 
Records, vol. li, p. 170.) These children were all named in their 
aunt Hannah's will, dated Oct. 18, 1822. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 469; Hingham Records; Mass. Vital Records.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aahcd ha. Ann-Maria, born Feb. 17, 1812; died Aug. 30, 1886, at Chelsea, 
Mass., "aged 74 years, 6 months and 13 days^'; married, Feb. 28, 1830, 
at Hingham, Frederick, son of James and Desire (Otis) Curtis of Scituate, 
Mass., born Dec. 23, 1807, at Scituate; died Apr. 27, 1884, at Taunton, 
Mass., "aged 77 years." He was a shipwright but is called "carpenter" 
in the record of his death, which also gives his birthplace as South Scituate. 
The births of their children are all recorded at Scituate, but they were 
not all born there. (Scituate Records; Mass. Vital Records.) 

Children, born: a at Quincy; b at Hingham; c, e at Scituate; d at 
Charlestown, Mass.: 
a. Frederick-Nichols, born Oct. 21, 1831; mar. Susan Ransford. 
h. Albert-Cushing, born July 4, 1834; removed West. 

c. Anna-Maria, born June 20, 1836; mar. Andrew J. Heath. 

d. Francis J., born June 25, 1840; mar. Isabel Holly. 

e. Henry W., born Jan. 11, 1846; mar. Emma Underwood. 
aabcd bb. Deborah-Leavitt. 

aabcd be. Nichols, born Oct. 4, 1816. 
aabcd bd. Mary-Thaxter. 

aabcd d. Gorham, son of Jonathan (Jonathan, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Lydia (Nichols) Lincoln of Hingham, 



Mass., born March 2, 1787, at Hingham; died June 19, 1869.. 
at Hingham. Mr. Lincoln was at first a blacksmith, but after- 
wards became interested in navigation and, late in life, was a 
farmer. He was deacon of the third parish. He lived at Hing- 
ham on East street, corner of Summer. 

He married, Feb. 10, 1811, at Hingham, Mary^, daughter of 
Stephen^ {Stephen^, Stephen'^, Peter^, Daniel'^, Matthev:^) and Mary 
(Binney) Gushing of Hingham, born Nov. 9, 1788, at Hingham; 
died Jan. 26, 1843, at Hingham, ''aged 54 years." So say the 
Hingham records, but History of Hingham says she died Nov. 3, 
1835, in her 47th year, and ''Gushing Genealogy" says she was 
born Nov. 9, 1783, an evident misprint. The will of Gorham 
Lincoln, dated Apr. 26, 1864, probated July 19, 1869, names: 
four daughters, EHzabeth G. Abbott, Sarah B. Lincoln, Mary 
L. Binney and Gatherine K. T. Lincoln. (Plymouth Gounty 
Probate Records, vol. cvi., p. 82; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 472; 
Gushing Genealogy, p. 40; The Binney Family, pp. 79, 82, 

Ghildren, born at Hingham: 

aahcd da. Mary-Ann-Binney, born Sept. 5, 1811; died Oct. 22, 1822. 

aahcd db. Lydia-Nichols, born Jan. 12, 1813; died Jan. 22, 1835, at Hing- 
ham, unmarried. "History of Hingham" says she died Feb. 22. 

aabcd dc. Gorham-Prentice, born Sept. 16, 1816; died Jan. 14, 1833, at 
Boston, Mass. (Boston Records.) 

aabcd dd. Elizabeth-Gushing, born Jan. 21, 1819; died Sept. 27, 1900, 
at Boston; married (1), Dec. 9, 1841, at Hingham, William-Edward^ 
son of James-Gutler'^ (Elisha^, Elisha^, Elisha^, Hezekiah^, Ephraim^, 
Joh'n}) and Susannah- Wendell (Hewes) Doane of Gohasset, Mass., born 
Dec. 18, 1812, at Gohasset; died Nov. 4, 1852, at San Francisco, Gal. (Go- 
hasset Genealogies, pp. 135-6; Doane Family, p. 424; Mass. Vital Records.) 
She married (2), Feb. 16, 1857, at Brookline, Mass., John-Golby«, 
son of Nathan^ {Josep¥, George^, Thomas^, George^) and EKzabeth (Golby) 
Abbott of Goncord, N. H., born Feb. 19, 1810, at Goncord. She was his 
third wife. In 1857 he was, according to the State record of his marriage, 
a merchant, and both he and Mrs. Doane were then living at Brookline. 
He married (1), Aug. 11, 1836, at Lynn, Mass., Lydia-Maria, daughter 
of Aaron and Mary (Fillebrown) Breed of Lynn, born Feb. 22, 1816, 
at Lynn; died Apr. 20, 1838, at Lynn, leaving one child: Lydia-Almira, 
born Nov. 20, 1837, at Lynn. Mr. Abbott married (2), June 29, 1842, 
at Lynn, being at that time called of St. Louis, Mo., Mary-Ellen, daughter 
of James and Betsy (Rich) Fuller of Lynn, born Sept. 1, 1821, at Lynn. 
Mrs. Ehzabeth-Gushing Abbott is buried at Lynn, probably in Pine 
Grove cemetery. She is said to have had one or more children by Mr. 
Abbott, but no record has been found of them. (Lynn Records; Hist. 


of Concord, N. H., pp. 621-2; Gen. Register of the Abbot Family, p. 
Ill; Mass. Vital Records.) 
Children, by first husbandk born: a, c at Cohasset; b at Hingham: 

a. William-Edward Doane, born Dec. 28, 1842.* 

b. Mary-Lincoln Doane, born Aug. 1, 1845; mar. Edward L. 

c. Gorman-Lincoln Doane, born Nov. 2, 1849. 
aabcd de. An infant, born and died in 1820, unnamed. 

aabcd df. Sarah-Binney, born Nov. 19, 1821 (Hingham Records; Hist, of 
Hingham says Nov. 20); died June 24, 1884, at Hingham; married, Oct. 
10, 1844 (but "Binney Family" says Oct. 12, 1843), at Hingham, Henry- 
Wares, son of Jairus^ (Hawkes^, David^, David^, Davids, Stephen^, Stephen^) 
and Mary-Cotton (Ware) Lincoln of Hingham, born Oct. 12, 1821, at 
Hingham; died Sept. 24, 1887, at Boston, Mass. He was a pharmacist 
and lived at Hingham and Boston. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 486; 
Mass. Vital Records.) 
Children, born at Boston: 

a. Elizabeth-Waterhouse, born March 7, 1847; died Aug. 13, 

b. A DAUGHTER, born and died Feb. 20, 1849. 

c. Charles-Elliot-Ware, born Oct. 31, 1850; died Nov. 9, 1853. 

d. Lydia- Abbott, born May 6, 1857; died Sept. 5, 1869. 

e. Henry- Ware, born July 22, 1867. 

aabcd dg. Mary-Ann-Binney, born June 20, 1824 (Hist, of Hingham says 
1823); married, Oct. 1, 1855, at Hingham, Charles^, son of John^ {Amos^, 
Amos^f John^, John^) and Judith-Cooper (Russell) Binney of Boston, 
Mass., born Oct. 23, 1825, at Boston; died April, 1887, at Rochester, 
N. Y., where they had been living. He is called a "book-keeper," and 
in the State record of his marriage and in "Binney Family" his name is 
given as " Omar." (Hingham Records; Hist.'of Hingham; Binney Family.) 
Child, born at Dorchester, Mass. : 
a. Catherine-Lincoln, born Dec. 2, 1859; living, 1885, unmarried. 

aabcd dh. Catherine-Kilby-Thaxter, born Aug. 29, 1825; died March 
29, 1904, at Boston, unmarried. 

aabce a. Peter, son of Frederick (Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Tabitha (Whitmarsh) Lincoln of Weymouth, Mass., 
born Jan. 3, 1780, at Weymouth; died Sept. 21, 1839, at Wey- 
mouth, where he had lived. He was a shoemaker. 

He married, June 14, 1812, at Weymouth, Anna®, daughter 
of Urban^ (John'^, John^ ?, Edward^ ?, Edward^ ?)t and Hannah 
(Holbrook) Bates of Weymouth, born Aug. 21, 1783, at Wey- 
mouth; died May 31, 1861, at Weymouth, *'aged 77 years, 9 
months, 7 days," say the Mass. Vital Records, which would 

♦"Doane Family" says William-Edward was born Dec. 2, 1848, and calls Mary-Lincoln 
" Mary-Elizabeth." In the record of her marriage she is called Mary C. 

tThis line is made up from Weymouth records, but the first three generations are yet to be 


make her born Aug. 6, 1783. (Weymouth Records; Mass. Vital 

Records; Bates Genealogy, p. 37.) 
Children, born at Weymouth: 

aabce aa. Peter-Whitmarsh, bapt. Sept. 2, 1813; died Oct. 17, 1813. 

aabce ab. Jairus-Beals, born March 23, 1815. 

aahce ac. Anna-Bates, born March 26, 1817; died Oct. 27, 1895, at Wey- 
mouth; married^ Apr. 10, 1839, at Weymouth, John^, son of Elkanah^ 
Elkanah^, Elkanah^, Johv?, Johv?, John^) and Anna (Lambert) Binney 
of Hingham, Mass., born May 1, 1816, at Hingham; died Oct. 2, 1890, 
at Weymouth. They Hved at Weymouth. He was a "shoe-cutter." 
(Weymouth Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 81; Family of Nathaniel 
Clarke, p. 80; Binney Family, pp. 104, 160.) 
Children, born at Weymouth: 

a. Sarah, born 1840; died Sept. 4, 1841. 

b. John-Francis, \ , ^^„ ,yr„,, o lo/to. / mar. Lizzie-Herbert Ray. 

c. Fanny-May, / ^^'^ ^^^ ^' ^^^2' I died Aug. 27, 1842. 

d. Eliza- Ann, born Dec. 7, 1843; mar. Augustus Clarke. 
aabce ad. Peter-Whitmarsh, born Aug. 2, 1820. 

aabce ae. Oliver, born March 20, 1824. 

aabce b. Frederick, son of Frederick (Jonathan, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Tabitha (Whitmarsh) Lincoln of Weymouth, 
Mass., born Sept. 16, 1781, at Weymouth; died Aug. 17, 1846, 
at Boston, Mass. He was a bricklayer by trade and lived at 
Boston on Prince street. 

He married (1), Nov. 25, 1802, at Boston, Hepzibah, daughter 
of Gibbins and Elizabeth (Scammell) Bouve of Boston, born 
1777; died Oct. 14, 1831, at Boston, ''aged 54 years," and was 
buried at Weymouth. The gravestones of Mr. Alexander 
Scammell and his wife Mary are in Copps Hill cemetery, 
Boston. He died Dec. 27, 1766, aged 64; she died Aug. 15, 
1760, aged 57. They were probably grandparents of Hepzibah 
Bouve. Gibbins Bouve and Elizabeth Scammell were married 
Nov. 28, 1765, at Boston and were undoubtedly parents 
of Hepzibah (notice the names of her children: Alexander- 
Scammell, Elizabeth-Scammell and Oliver-Gibbins). Alexander 
Scammell married (2) Elizabeth Lithcoe, intentions published 
December, 1760, at Boston, and in his will dated Sept. 12, 1766, 
names: wife Elizabeth, daughter Susannah Rust wife of Na- 
thaniel Rust, and daughter Elizabeth Bovey. 

He married (2), May 22, 1832, at Boston, Mrs. EHza (Hyler) 
Holbrook, widow of Silas Holbrook of Weymouth who died 
Dec. 6, 1824, at Weymouth, aged 23 years. He was son of 


Samuel Holbrook, and his intentions of marriage to Eliza Hyler 
of Boston were published at Weymouth, March 20, 1824. They 
had a daughter, Eliza-Ann Holbrook, who married Albert Man- 
ning of Boston. Mrs. Eliza Lincoln is said to have gone West 
after her husband's death, and his grandchildren know nothing 
of her. She did not get on well with her step-children. 

The will of Frederick Lincoln, bricklayer, dated Aug. 4, 1846, 
probated Sept. 28, 1846, names: ''my four children George-Han- 
del Lincoln, Alexander-Scammell Lincoln, Elizabeth Gushing 
now the wife of Samuel Gushing, and Garoline Snelling now the 
wife of Enoch Snelling''; also ''beloved wife EHza Lincoln," 
who was made residuary legatee and executrix. (Boston Rec- 
ords; Weymouth Records; Suffolk Gounty Probate Records, 
vol. cxliv^, p. 109; Family Bible with Mrs. Bernard- Whitman 
Lawrence, aahce bhh.) 

Ghildren, by first wife, born at Boston: 

aabce ha. Elizabeth-Scammell, born Jan. 23, 1803; died Nov. 1, 1876, 
at Boston, "aged 73 years, 4 months, 7 days," say Mass. Vital Records, 
but her age is incorrectly given. She married, Jan. 30, 1823, at Boston 
(Boston Records), Samuel-Nichols, son of Samuel-Nichols and Patience 
(Singleton) Gushing of Boston, born July 14, 1799, at Boston (Ibid.); 
died Apr. 1, 1867, at Scituate (Family Records). Mr. Gushing was a 
shipwright, at one time in partnership with Jairus Pratt. They went 
into voluntary bankruptcy Aug. 9, 1842, by petition dated May 28, 
1842. (Suffolk Gounty Deeds, vol. cdxcii, fol. 106.) He was living, 
Nov. 18, 1846, at Boston, when with his wife he gave a mortgage on an 
estate on Prince street. {Ibid., vol. dlxvii, fol. 264.) He separated from 
his wife and went to hve at Scituate, where he djed. He is buried at 
Woodlawn cemetery, Boston. The petition for probate of the will of 
Elizabeth S. Gushing, late of Boston, widow, says she died Nov. 1, 1876, 
leaving as next of kin: Elizabeth, wife of WilHam H. Jennison of Glouces- 
ter; Ann M., wife of John H. Putnam of Boston; Sarah E. Gushing of 
Boston; Frederick O. Gushing of Plymouth; and Martin V. B. Gushing 
of Marblehead, all children. These children are all named in her will, 
dated Dec. 2, 1874. (Suffolk Gounty Probate Records, vols, cdxci, 
p. 396; cdxcii, p. 31.) Mr. Gushing lived on Prince street in Boston. 
Ghildren, born at Boston: 

a. Elizabeth, born Apr. 9, 1824; mar. William H. Jennison of 

b. Ann-Maria, born June 27, 1826; mar. John-Howard Putnam. 

c. Sarah, born Feb. 9, 1828; died May 10, 1839. 

d. Ellen, born Aug. 27, 1830; died July 16, 1837. 

e. Frederick-Oliver, born Feb. 1, 1832; mar. Frances -Elizabeth 

/. Garoline-Hepzibah, born May 17, 1833; died Jan. 17, 1853, 


g. Martin- Van Buren, 
h. Thomas-Bouve, 

► born Sept. 28, 1838; 

mar. Elizabeth 

died Sept. 17, 
18 6 2, unmar- 
ried; killed at 
the battle of 

i. Sarah-Ellen, born Feb. 28, 1841; living 1912, unmarried. 
j. James-Knox-Polk, born Nov. 27, 1844; died March 26, 1874, 
aabce bh. Frederick-Oliver, born Feb. 25, 1805; died July 8, 1830, at 

Matanzas, Cuba, of yellow fever, unmarried. 
aabce be. Alexander-Scammel, born Apr. 14, 1807; died after 1888 in the 
West, unmarried. He had a college education and became a teacher of 
music. It is thought by the family that he removed to Illinois. 
aabee bd. Maria H., born Feb. 20, 1809; died Oct. 9, 1809. 
aabee be. Maria H., born Aug. 20, 1810; died May 31, 1832, at Boston, 

unmarried, and was buried at Weymouth. 
aabce bf. Thomas-Bouve, born Feb. 25, 1814. He went to sea as a sailor 
when a young man and never returned. So far as the family know he never 
aabce bg. George-Frederick-Handel, born Jan. 8, 1816. 
aabce bh. Caroline-Matilda, born Aug. 30, 1818; died June 9, 1909, at 
Boston; married, March 24, 1845, at Boston (by Rev. Sebastian Streeter), 
Enoch-Howes, son of Enoch-Howes and Sarah-Dargue (Jones) Snelling 
of Boston, born Sept. 8, 1816, at Boston; died Nov. 24, 1877, at South 
Scituate, Mass. He was a painter and glazier and lived at Boston. 
(Boston Records; Mass. Vital Records; Mrs. Bernard- Whitman Lawrence, 
aabce bhb.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

a. James-Fowler, born May 16, 1847; hving, 1912, unmarried; in 

b. Edith-Louisa, born Sept. 28, 1851; mar. Bernard- Whitman 

c. Carrie-Maria, born Nov. 23, 1859; living, 1912, unmarried. 
aabce bi. Oliver-Gibbins, born Aug. 20, 1821; died March 21, 1824. He is 

also called " George-Gibbins " in the family Bible, which is owned by Mrs. 
Bernard-Whitman Lawrence. He was buried at Copps Hill burying 
ground. No. 68. (Boston Records.) 

aabce c. Ezekiel, son of Frederick (Jonathan, Samuel^ 
Samuel, Samuel) and Tabitha (Whitmarsh) Lincoln of Weymouth, 
Mass., born March 17, 1783, at Weymouth; died Nov. 20, 1839, 
at Boston, Mass., ''aged 57 years." He died of small-pox and 
was buried at Weymouth. He lived at Boston and was by oc- 
cupation a mason. 

He married, intentions published Nov. 9, 1808, at Boston, 
Elizabeth^, daughter of John^ (John^, John^, Thomas^) and 
Elizabeth (Gould) Fillebrown of Hull, Mass., and Boston, born 



March 9, 1782, at Hull; died Aug. 29, 1870, at Charlestown, 
Mass. They were living, in 1813, on Prince street, Boston, and 
she was still living there in 1848, at Number 56, (Boston Rec- 
ords; Mass. Vital Records; Hull Records; Fillebrown Genealogy, 
p. 22.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

aabce ca. Elizabeth-Fillebrown, born 1810; died June 30, 1880, at Boston 
in the "Old Ladies Home." She married, May 9, 1848, at Boston, by 
Rev. Sebastian Streeter, WiUiam Sinclair of Boston. He was a widower 
when he married her, but no further information has been obtained of 
him. They had no children. 

aabce cb. William, born 1812. 

aabce cc. Augusta, born about 1815. She married, in California, Captain 
George Claxton, a sea captain of California, of whom nothing is known. 
She died in California without children. (Family Records.) 

aabce cd. John-Fillebrown, born March 9, 1817. 

aabce ce. Louisa- Jane, born Dec. 26, 1820; died Aug. 29, 1906, at Boston in 
the "Home for Aged Women," and is buried at Chelsea, Mass. She 
married, Feb. 27, 1839, at Boston, James-Lawrence Fowler, who was born 
in 1817 in Maine and died Jan. 30, 1885, at Somerville, Mass. He was 
a pilot. (Mass. Vital Records.) 
a. Franklin, born Jan. 16, 1842; mar. Beatrice B. Gurney. 
h. Edith, born December, 1843; died July 14, 1846. 

aabce cf. Emeline, died Feb. 17, 1857, at West Roxbury, Mass.; married, 
Sept. 26, 1841, at Boston, by Rev. Sebastian Streeter, Willard-Fairbanks, 
son of Richard and Mary (Holbrook) Lethbridge of Roxbury, Mass., born 
at Roxbury; died March 13, 1855, at Charlestown, Mass. He was a 
paper-hanger and Uved at West Roxbury. (Boston Records; Family 
Records of Willard-Henry Lethbridge; Shattuck Memorials, p. 209.) 
Children, born: a, b at Boston; c at West Roxbury: 

a. Susan-Fairbanks, born Dec. 12, 1842; died Jan. 26, 1888, un- 

b. Willard-Henry, born Oct. 10, 1845; hving, 1912, unmarried. 

c. Franklin, born July 26, 1853; died Apr. 9, 1890, unmarried. 
aabce eg. Henry, removed to Orange, N. J., and was a teacher of music 

there. He married but had no children. His widow is said to have been 
hving in 1913, in New York City. 

aabce f. Lot-Whitmarsh, son of Frederick (Jonathan, 
Samuel, Samuel, Samuel) and Tabitha (Whitmarsh) Lincoln 
of Weymouth, Mass., born May 29, 1790, at Weymouth; died 
Aug. 28, 1861, at Weymouth. Massachusetts Vital Records 
in recording his death call him "single." "History of Hingham," 
vol. ii, p. 470, says he died August 29. Weymouth church rec- 
ords give the date of birth of the "wife of Lot W. Lincoln" as 



He married, May 9, 1824, at Boston, by Rev. Paul Dean, 
Lucinda, daughter of Sylvanus and Elizabeth (Graham) Gates 
of Spencer, Mass., born July 28, 1791, at Spencer; died March 27," 
1826, at Boston, Mass., and was buried at Roxbury, Mass. In 
his marriage record Mr. Lincoln is called *'of Hingham," but he 
was probably living at Boston, and he continued to live there 
until after his wife's death. He eventually returned to Wey- 
mouth and was living there when he died. (Boston Records; 
Weymouth Records; Spencer Records; Stephen Gates and 
Descendants, pp. 75, 146.) 

Child, born at Boston: 

aabce fa. Lucinda, born 1825; died March 26, 1851, at Chelsea, Mass.; 
married, March 29, 1846, at Boston, by Rev. Sebastian Streeter, Francis, 
son of Francis and Dolly (Crosby) Low of Brewster, Mass., born May 29, 
1824, at Brewster. (Brewster Records, also recorded as May 21.) In 
the Boston record of their marriage she is called "Lucinda G.," so perhaps 
her full name was Lucinda-Gates Lincoln. Mr. Low was a rigger in 
company with his father, Francis, and his brother William on Union 
wharf, Boston, in 1857, when he is named in his father's will. (Suffolk 
County Probate Records, vol. clviii, p. 436.) He married (2), Apr. 8, 
1852, at Boston, Mrs. Margaret (Robinson) PhilUps, daughter of Andrew 
and Sarah Robinson of Geneseo, N. Y., where she was born about 1827. 
By her he had certainly one child t Charlotte F., born Feb. 21, 1853, at 
Chelsea. Mr. Low Uved at Chelsea. (Mass. Vital Records.) 
Child, born at Chelsea: 
a. Albert F., born Dec. 7, 1850. 

aabce h. Jairus, son of Frederick (Jonathan, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Tabitha (Whitmarsh) Lincoln of Wey- 
mouth, Mass., born Nov. 15, 1792, at Weymouth; died Nov. 14, 
1870, at Hingham, Mass. He removed to Hingham and was a 
''shipmaster," living on North street near Thaxter street. He 
is called in ''History of Hingham" "Jairus B" and perhaps as- 
sumed the "B" to distinguish him from other Jairus Lincolns of 
entirely different families, who were cotemporaries of his in 
Hingham. In 1863 and 1864, he was president of the Boston 
Marine Society. 

He married (1), Sept. 4, 1821, at Weymouth, Jane^, daughter 
of EzekieP (Jonathan"^, Samuel^, Samuel^, Samuel^) and Jane 
(Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, aabch b, his own cousin, born 
Apr. 11, 1789, at Hingham; died Apr. 15, 1852, at Hingham. 

He married (2), May 2, 1856, at Boston, Mass. (Mass. Vital 


Records say Apr. 30), Sarah-James^, daughter of SamueP 
(James^, David^, David^, Jacoh^, Johv}) and Abigail (James) Beal 
of Boston, born Nov. 28, 1812, at Boston; died June 22, 1890, 
at Hingham, ''aged 77 years, 6 months, 25 days." (Weymouth 
Records; Mass. Vital Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 
53-69, 473.) 

Mr. Lincoln's will, dated Oct. 18, 1869, probated Nov. 28, 
1870, names: wife Sarah J.; son-in-law Henry L. Fearing; sister 
Lucy Lincoln; three grandchildren, Sarah-Jane, Samuel-James 
and Edwin-Thayer Fearing. (Plymouth County Probate Rec- 
ords, vol. cxl, p. 124.) 

Children, born probably at Hingham: 

adbce ha. Jane-Russell, born 1826; died May 7, 1864, at Boston, aged 37 
years, according to her gravestone in Hingham cemetery. She married, 
Oct. 16, 1856, at Hingham, Henry-Lincoln^, son of Hawkes^ {Hawkes°, 
Hawkes*, John^, IsraeP, Joh'n}), and Matilda (Wilder) Fearing of Hing- 
ham, see aachh h, born Nov. 2, 1832, at Hingham; died Jan, 3, 1886, at 
Boston. Mr. Fearing was a merchant and lived at Hingham and at 
Boston. His business was ship-chandlery. In rehgion he was a staunch 
Unitarian. He married (2), Dec. 13, 1865, at Boston, Helen- Augusta, 
daughter of Rev. Henry-Adolphus and Augiista-Holyoke (Moore) Miles 
of Hingham, born Sept. 6, 1840, at Lowell, Mass.; hving, 1912, at Newton, 
^- Mass. (Mass. Vital Records.) 

Children, born: a at Hingham; h, c at Boston. 

a. Sarah-Jane, born July 10, 1858; died Jan. 11, 1896, unmarried. 

b. Samuel-James, born Nov. 19, 1859; mar. Mary-Belle Connors. 

c. Edwin-Thayer, born Nov. 30, 1861; mar. Alice-Choate In- 

aabce Kb. Samuel-James, born August, 1829; died Feb. 8, 1855, unmarried, 
"aged 25 years, 6 months." (Mass. Vital Records.) 

aabcf a. Royal, son of Royal {Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Jerusha (Waterman) Lincoln of Gorham, Me., 
born Oct. 18, 1779, at Hingham, Mass. ; died Sept. 5, 1865, at Port- 
land, Me., where he had lived. He was a ''dry-goods merchant." 

He married, Jan. 28, 1805, at Portland, by Rev. Elijah Kel- 
logg, Harriet^, daughter of Capt. William^ (Bryce^) and Jane 
McLellan of Portland, born 1779; died Sept. 27, 1847, at Portland, 
aged 69 years. Harriet's mother, Jane, was Capt. McLellan's 
third wife. (Portland Records.) 

Children, born at Portland: 

aabcf aa. Jane, born Oct. 31, 1805; died March 1, 1879, at Rockland, Me., 


aahcj ah. Harriet-McLellan, born Jan. 23, 1807; died June 8, 1893, at 
li Portland; married, Sept. 28, 1829, at Portland, William-Dodge, son of 

Stephen and Rebecca (Dodge) Little of Portland, born Apr. 14, 1807, 
at Portsmouth, N. H.; died June 5, 1893, at Portland. They were buried 
on the same day. He was a dry-goods merchant and, later, in the com- 
mission and insurance business. He was county treasurer, president of the 
Common Council, and a member of the State legislature. They lived at 
Portland. (Family Records; Portland Records; Little Genealogy, p. 
422, which says she was born Jan. 27.) 
Children, born at Portland: 
a. Henry-Augustus, born May 4, 1831; mar. Mary-Ann Knight. 
h. Martha-Merrill, born July 2, 1833 ; mar. John-Edward Currier. 

c. Joseph- Vaill, born Oct. 20, 1834; died Dec. 25, 1835. 

d. Thomas-Jones, born Feb. 9, 1837; mar. AmeHa Hixon. 

e. Cornelia- Woodhull, born Apr. 6, 1839; mar. (1) Sargent- 
Prentiss Coe; (2) Joseph-Hale Coffin. 

/. Emily-Shaw, born July 25, 1840; died Apr. 16, 1844. 
g. Harriet-Lincoln, born Jan. 24, 1842; mar. James- Watt Steven- 
h. Jane-Lincoln, born Sept. 4, 1843; mar. Francis-Hale Coffin. 
i. William-Frederick, born May 28, 1845; mar. Helen Graham. 
aadcf ac. Royal- Waterman, born Aug. 25, 1809. 

aabcf ad. Elizabeth-Hopkins, born June 24, 1811; died Sept. 21, 1894, at 
Eugene, Ore.; married, before 1856, Alonzo A. Skinner, who was born in 
Ohio and died about 1877, in Oregon. They lived at Eugene. He was 
admitted to the bar at Ravenna, Portage county, Ohio, in 1840; was 
commissioned prosecuting attorney of Putnam county, Ohio, in 1842; 
removed to Oregon and was circuit judge of that territory in 1846; in 1851 
he was an Indian agent; and in 1866-8 he was associate justice of the 
supreme court of the State of Oregon. They had no children of their 
own but adopted two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sawyer, aabcf ah, 
Louisa-Harding and Emma-Maria. (Oregon Hist. Soc'y Quarterly, vol. 
ii, p. 330; Records of Reuben-Frank Sawyer, aabcf ahf.) 
! aadcf ae. William- Waterman, born Apr. 16, 1814. 
aabcf af. Mary, born March 27, 1816; died January, 1824. 
aabcf ag. Sophia-Merrill, born Aug. 10, 1818; died Feb. 14, 1889, at Eu- 
gene, Ore.; married, Feb. 2, 1854, at Portland, Me., George-Frederick- 
Mellen^, son of George^ (John^) and Lydia-Hersey (Barnes) Coe of Port- 
land, born June 22, 1829, at Portland; died May 24, 1869, at Portland. 
He was a soldier in the Civil war. He was a painter by trade and lived at 
Portland. (Portland Records; Family Records.) 
Child, born at Portland: 

a. Harriet-Lincoln, born 1856; diied July 23, 1875, at Portland, 
unmarried, "aged 19 years." (Portland Records.) 
aabcf ah. Anna-Louisa, born Jan. 17, 1820; died May 6, 1865, at Bath, Me.; 
married, May 31, 1847, at Portland, but family records say June 1, 
Reuben, son of Nathan and Harriet (Little) Sawyer of Portland, born 
Feb. 25, 1822, at Portland; died Nov. 8, 1863, at Detroit, Mich. He was 
a captain in the third Maine regiment of infantry in the Civil war and, 
afterwards, in the invalid corps at Detroit. He was a book-binder and 
merchant, and lived at Portland and at Bath. (Portland Records ; Family 


Children, born at Bath (Bath records give sUghtly different dates): 
a. Julia-Putnam, bom May 22, 1848; mar. Daniel-Henry Towle. 
h. David-Tilden-Stinson, born July 14, 1851; died July 26, 1859. 

c. Louisa-Harding, born Jan. 17, 1853; mar. (1) Edward Barrett; 
(2) Charles St. Clair. 

d. Emma-Maria, born Aug. 16, 1854; mar. Charles A. Winchester, 

e. Frank-Lincoln, born Nov. 28, 1859; died Sept. 13, 1862. 
/. Reuben-Frank, born Jan. 29, 1864; Uving, 1911, at Portland, 


aabcf d. Cotton, son of Royal {Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Jerusha (Waterman) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
and Gorham and Cornish, Me., born Nov. 23, 1785, at Hingham; 
died Apr. 17, 1846, at Cornish. Mr. Lincoln settled at Cornish 
in 1815, and lived there until his death. He kept a general store 
and ran a mill. His house is now, 1910, a hotel. 

He married, July 30, 1818, at Cornish, Betsey, daughter of 
Joseph-Miller and Betsey (Chadbourn) Thompson of Cornish, 
born March 20, 1786, at Sanford, Me.; died May 27, 1875, at 
Cornish, according to the date on her gravestone, but her grand- 
daughter, Fanny-Clark Lincoln, says she died May 25, 1874. 
She and her husband are buried at Cornish, their gravestones 
reading as follows: 

"Cotton Lincoln % died % April 17, 1846 % AE 60 y'rs." 

''Betsey Thompson { wife of t Cotton Lincoln t died J May 
27 1875 X AE 89 yrs.^' 

Betsey's father and mother are also buried in Cornish cemetery 
and, as the town records of Cornish have been burned, the in- 
scriptions are here given: 

''Joseph M. Thompson t born in Exeter, N. H. t Nov. 12, 
1751 t was a soldier of the J revolution, in the battle % of Bunker 
Hill, and first % settler of this place % died % Nov. 18, 1840.'' 

"Betsey, wife of % Joseph M. Thompson % born in Sanford % 
Oct. 6, 1751 I died % Sept. 28, 1827." (Family Records; Grave- 

Children, born at Cornish: 

aabcf da. Thompson, born Apr. 30, 1819. 

aahcf db. Sarah-Jane, born Feb. 2, 1821; died Sept. 7, 1904, at San Francisco, 
Calif., whither she had gone to live with her daughter. She married, 
Nov. 10, 1839, at Cornish, Daniel-Wilson, son of John and Abigail 
(Wilson) O'Brion of Cornish, born Aug. 10, 1810, at Cornish; died Oct. 
12, 1896, at Cornish, where he and his wife are buried. He lived at Port- 


land, Fryeburg and Cornish, Me., and was a merchant. (Gravestones; 
Family Records.) 
Children, born at Fryeburg: 

a. Ellen, born Sept. 14, 1840; died Jan. 14, 1843, "aet. 2 y'rs 3m." 

b. Clara-Ellen, born Nov. 25, 1843 ; mar. Dr. William F. Southard, 

c. Charles-Carroll, born Feb. 2, 1849; mar. Hattie-Ehza Bailey. 
aabcf dc. Martha-Elizabeth, born March 13, 1823; living, 1912, at Los 

Angeles, Calif.; married, May 24, 1846, at Hiram, Me., Benjamin- 

FrankHn, son of Benjamin and Ehza (Jewett) Bucknall of Hiram, born 

Oct. 21, 1821, at Hiram; died March 19, 1859, at Centerville, Cahf ., where 

they had lived. Both he and his wife were physicians. (Family Records.) 

Children, born at Centerville: 

a. Frances, born Feb. 25, 1856; mar. John Reed of Los Angeles. 

h. Benetta, born Sept. 13, 1857; died May 2, 1861. 

aabcf dd. Oscar, born Oct. 7, 1824; died Nov. 17, 1894, at Augusta, Me., but 
is buried at Cornish. His gravestone bears no dates. He was educated 
as a physician and practised his profession at Prescott, Ariz. He never 

aabcf de. Ann-Lucette, born Jan. 27, 1826; died at San Francisco, Calif.; 
married, in 1855, at Cornish, Ezra, son of Amos and Betsey (Andrews) 
Towle of Freedom, N. H., born March 16, 1826, at Freedom; died at 
Red Bluffs, Colo., after his wife's death. He was a trader. He lived first 
at Freedom but removed after 1858 to Murphy's, Calif., but returned to 
Cornish. Later he went back to CaUfornia and hved at San Francisco or 
Oakland until his wife's death, when he went to Red Bluffs to live with a 
brother. (Family Bible with Miss Fanny-Clark Lincoln; New Hampshire 
Records; Family Records.) 

Children, born: a at Freedom, N. H.; 6 at Centerville, Calif.: 

a. Edward, born February, 1856; died October, 1858, "aet. 2 

b. Nellie-Lincoln, born June 17, 1860; mar. WilHam Powell. 

aabcg d. Rufus- Warren, son of Beza (Jonathan, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Sarah (Ward) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
'born Oct. 10, 1787, at Hingham; died June 21, 1865, at Hing- 
ham. He lived at Hingham on North street, nearly opposite 
Hobart's bridge. He was a ''mason" by occupation and later a 
trader and afterwards had an interest in the mackerel fisheries. 
In 1842, he was appointed postmaster, which office he held for 
sleven years. 

He married, Oct. 1, 1820, Damietta-Dennison, daughter of 
Salma and Abigail (Monroe) Clapp of Chesterfield, Mass., born 
March 8, 1802, at Chesterfield, though the record of her death 
says she was born at Boston; died June 2, 1889, at Hingham, 
'aged 87 years, 2 months, 25 days." (Mass. Vital Records.) 
Her father was born at Chesterfield, but her mother was a 
Qative of Roxbury, Mass. Mr. Lincoln had his name changed, 


March 6, 1810, from ''Rufus" to ''Ruf us- Warren," he being 
then of Boston. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 473; Family 
Bible; Mass. Vital Records.) 
Children, born at Hingham: 

aabcg da. Sarah- Ward, born May 5, 1821; died Sept. 7, 1904, at Hingham, 

aabcg db. Beza-Holbrook, born March 13, 1823. 

aabcg dc. Rufus- Warren, born June 8, 1825. 

aabcg dd. Damietta-Clapp, born June 18, 1827; died Sept. 6, 1906, at Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, unmarried. After the death of her sisters she sold the old 
house and went to live with her niece, Mrs. Ozro-Meacham Fish, aabcg 

aabcg de. George-Bronson, born Nov. 10, 1829. 

aabcg df. Lucy-Ann-Lombard, born Aug. 21, 1831; died Jan. 11, 1893, or 
1894, at Hingham, unmarried. 

aabcg dg. Amasa-Lyman, born Sept. 22, 1833. 

aabcg dh. Mary-Tidmarsh, born Nov. 27, 1836; died Sept. 13, 1904, at 
Hingham; married, Sept. 14, 1862, at Hingham, Francis- Winsor, son 
of Winsor, 2d, and Mary G. Hatch of Worcester, Mass., born July 
30, 1838, at Worcester; died, it is said, after 1900, at Worcester, but his 
death is not recorded there. In 1862, he was a produce merchant in 
Boston and, later, a grain commission merchant, but lived at Hingham. 
They had no children. 

aabch d. Ezekiel, son of Ezekiel (Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Jane (Lincoln) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born July- 
Si, 1796, at Hingham; died January 3, 1869, at Worcester, Mass. 
He passed an active business life at Philadelphia, Pa., and was 
the founder of the first steamship line between Philadelphia and 
Boston, the predecessor of what was known later as the Winsor 
Line. Towards the end of his life he returned to Hingham, and 
lived on Main street, near the old meeting house. 

He married, Nov. 4, 1835, at Boston, Mass., Mary-Fleet®, 
daughter of Ephraim^ (Andrew"^, Andrew^, Andrew^, Andrew^) and 
Mary (Fleet) Ehot of Boston, born Nov. 10, 1808, at Boston 
according to Boston records, but ''Eliot Family" says Oct. 11. 
She died Apr. 9, 1897, at Hingham. Mrs. Lincoln's grandfather, 
Rev. Andrew Ehot, was eminent as a patriot and divine. Many 
of his letters are preserved in the collections of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 473-4; Eliot 
Family, p. 45; Daughters of the Am. Revolution, vols, i, p. 361; 
iii, p. 158; v, p. 308; Boston Records; Mass. Vital Records; Bos- 
ton Evening Transcript, Apr. 30, 1910.) 


Children, born: a at Boston; h-e at Philadelphia: 

aahch da. Mary-Eliot, born Sept. 6, 1836; died Dec. 19, 1909, at Pasadena, 
Calif., unmarried. She lived with her parents, at or near Philadelphia, 
until 1866, when she removed with them to Massachusetts, making 
her home in Hingham. After her mother's death she spent some time 
in Europe and, 1906, removed to Pasadena where she passed three quiet, 
happy years among congenial friends. She was active in charitable and 
missionary societies and was a charter member of Old Colony Chapter, 
D. A. R., of Hingham. She possessed unusual abihty as an organist. 

adbch dh. Katharine-Russell, born July 23, 1838; Hving, 1915, at Los 
Angeles, Calif,; married, Oct. 25, 1864, at Philadelphia, Charles-Henry, 
son of Charles-Henry and Alice-Burrington (Wight) Alden of Bristol, 
R. I., born Apr. 28, 1836, at Philadelphia; died June 7, 1906, at Pasadena, 
Calif., and is buried in the National cemetery at Arlington, Va. He 
graduated at Brown University in 1856, and received the degree of 
M. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1858. In June, 1859, 
he was employed under contract in the medical department of the 
United States army, and in the following Jime was commissioned as- 
sistant surgeon. From that time he served continuously, passing through 
various grades of the department, until his retirement, on account of 
age, Apr. 28, 1900, from the grade of assistant surgeon general, with 
the rank of colonel. In 1904, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier 
general. In July, 1859, he accompanied the troops to New Mexico and 
served in the Navajo campaign. In July, 1861, he was taken prisoner by 
the Confederates near Las Cruces, N. M., but was subsequently released 
on parole and was ordered to duty in the surgeon general's office at 
Wasliington. He was released from parole in October, 1862, and from 
that time was actively engaged with the medical work of the army until 
the end of the war. In 1867, he was in the field in Wyoming with the 
30th Infantry and, after service in various parts of the West, in 1877 
accompanied the Nez Perce expedition and was present at the battles 
of Clearwater and Kamiah. From November, 1877, until the spring of 
1882, he was with the army medical board in New York and, after a 
short service in Dakota and Minnesota, went to the Military Academy 
at West Point. In 1888, he was made medical director of the depart- 
ment at Dakota and in August, 1890, was a delegate to the tenth inter- 
national cQngress at Berlin. From August, 1893, until his retirement 
he was stationed at Washington as principal assistant to the surgeon 
gene'ral, and was in charge of the hospital corps. He was first president 
of the Army Medical School, founded in 1893, and his lecture on the 
"Duties of Medical Officers" is regarded as a standard. In November, 
1896, he was a delegate to the Pan-American medical congress in Mexico, 
and in September, 1899, was elected president of the Association of the 
MiUtary Surgeons of the United States. After his retirement he con- 
tinued to live in Washington until 1903, when ill health compelled his 
removal to Pasadena, where he continued to live until his death. (Wash- 
ington Evening Star, Apr. 28, 1900; The Wights, p. 114; Family Records.) 
Children, born: a at Philadelphia, Pa.; h at Hingham, Mass.; c at 
Fort Gratiot, Mich.; d at Walla Walla, Wash.: 

a. Alice-Wight, born Nov. 27, 1865; unmarried, 1915. 
h. Charles-Henry, born Sept. 27, 1867; unmarried, 1915. 


c. Mary-Lincoln, born March 3, 1872; died Jan. 19, 1879. 

d. Eliot, born Dec. 12, 1874; mar. Etta Estill. 

aahch dc. Helen-Frances, born Nov. 30, 1839; died Aug. 26, 1867, at 
Dublin, N. H.; married, June 1, 1864, at Philadelphia, Charles- Willing, 
son of William and Louisa (Brooks) Duane of Philadelphia, born Dec. 
20, 1837, at Philadelphia; died June 19, 1915, at Ventnor, N. J. He was 
a direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin; William J. Duane, former 
Secretary of the Treasury; Richard Bache, former Postmaster General; 
John Inskeep, former mayor of Philadelphia; Colonel William Duane, 
who commanded the troops near Philadelphia in the war of 1812; and 
on his mother's side, of Samuel Brooks, a noted Philadelphia merchant. 
Mr. Duane graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1858 and 
then entered the Episcopal Seminary at Alexandria, where he was a 
classmate of Phillips Brooks, of whom he became a lifelong friend. Dur- 
ing an active life of fifty years in the ministry he was successively rector 
of Trinity parish, Swedesboro, N. J.; Zion Church, Philadelphia; St. 
Andrew's Church, West Philadfelphia ; and Christ Church, Boston, 
Mass., of which he was rector for seventeen years, and while at Boston 
was annual lecturer at Trinity Church under the Price Foundation. 
During the latter part of his life he traveled extensively, both in this 
country and abroad, and retired from active work in the ministry in 
1909. He married (2), Sept. 1, 1870,. at Weymouth, Mass., his first wife's 
sister, Emma-Cushman Lincoln, who survived him. (Philadelphia 
PubUc Ledger, June 20, 1915.) 
Children, born at Swedesboro . 

a. Virginia, born Apr. 25, 1865; died May 21, 1865. 

6. Russell, born June 15, 1866; mar. Mary-Burnside Morris. 

aahch dd. Emma-Cushman, born June 12, 1843; living, 1915, at Philadelphia; 

married, Sept. 1, 1870, at Weymouth, Mass., Rev. Charles- Willing Duane, 

who had previously married her sister, Helen-Frances. (See her record.) 

Children, born at Swedesboro : 

a. William, born Feb. 17, 1872; mar. Caroline-Ehse Ravenel. 

h. Helen-Frances, born Jan. 26, 1874; died Jan. 26, 1879. 

c. Louisa, born Jan. 9, 1879; mar. Bodine Wallace. 
aahch de. George-Russell, born March 9, 1848; died Sept. 29, 1913, 
at Paris, France, unmarried. He was graduated from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology as a mining engineer in 1871, and from 1873 
to 1881 was connected with the Pennsylvania Steel Works at Harrisburg, 
Pa., as head of its chemical department. Subsequently he became con- 
nected with a steel company at Pittsburgh, where he remained until 
1892, when he was appointed instructor in chemistry at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, which position he held until 1897, when he 
removed to Europe, passing his winters in London, Paris and Berlin 
and his summers in Switzerland, devoting much of his time to historical 
research. (Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot, Oct. 2, 1913.) 

aabcj c. Samuel, son of John (Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Bethia (Thaxter) Lincoln of Gorham, Me., born 
June 28, 1797, at Gorham (Gorham Records); died Sept. 20, 
1870, at Portland, Me. (Portland Records.) He lived for some 


years after his first marriage at West Gorham, where he was a 
''trader." He removed, later, to Portland, where he went into 
trade and passed the rest of his life. (Hist, of Gorham, p. 

He married (1), July 8, 1827, Eliza, daughter of Daniel and 
Hannah (Clement) Fogg, born 1801; died Dec. 15, 1828, at 
Gorham, "aged 27 years," and is there buried. She had no 

He married (2), Dec. 30, 1830, at Westbrook, Me. (County 
Commissioners' Records), Jane-Robinson, daughter of Stephen 
and Barbara (Ross) Thomas of Portland, born July 1, 1800, at 
Portland; died Oct. 1, 1872, at Portland. She was widow of 
Stephen-Longfellow Lewis, whom she married Jan. 11, 1822, at 
Portland, and by whom she had two children: Tabitha and Mary. 
(Portland Records; Information of Mrs. Emily W. Oxnard, 

Children, by second wife, born: a at Gorham; h at Portland: 

aahcj ca. Eliza, born December, 1831; died Oct. 19, 1833, at Gorham, 
"aged 1 year and 10 months." (Gravestone at Gorham; Gorham Records 
say "aged 22 months.") 

(wbcj cb. Edward-Ross, born Dec. 27, 1838; living, 1910, at Portland, 
where he has always lived. He was a sail maker. At the first call for 
troops in the Civil war he enlisted in Company A, 1st Maine infantry, as 
private and served for three months. In 1862, he was in the Quarter- 
master's department at Washington, as a tent maker, for three or four 

He married, Jan. 14, 1873, at Chelsea, Mass., Ellen, daughter of James 
and Lucy- Woodbury (Gushing) Dyer of Portland, born Oct. 25, 1835, 
at Portland; living 1910. They have had no children. (Record(S of 
Edward Ross Lincoln.) 

aabcj h. Levi-Thaxter, son of John {Jonathan, Samuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Bethia (Thaxter) Lincoln of Gorham, Me., 
born March 29, 1811, at Gorham; died July 27, 1886, at Augusta, 
Me. He lived, first, at Yarmouth, Me., and kept a hotel there 
until his marriage, when he gave up the hotel and kept a store 
until about 1868. He then removed to Portland and went into 
the wholesale grocery business, being a member of the firm of 
York & Lincoln. 

He married, Dec. 22, 1852, at Portland, by Rev. J. W. Chicker- 
ing, Mary- Ann, daughter of Nathaniel and Thankful ( [Burnham] 
Bagley) Brown of Portland, born Aug. 18, 1816, at Portland; 


died Aug. 25, 1899, at Falmouth, Me., aged 83 years and 10 days. 

She is buried at Deering, Me. (Portland Records; Records of 

Mrs. Carrie-Thaxter [Lincoln] Thurston, aabcj ha.) 

Children, born at Yarmouth: 

aahcj ha. Cakrie-Thaxter, born March 20, 1854; married Dec. 13, 1882, 
at Maiden, Mass., CharleSrBrown , son of Brown and Harriet (Chapman) 
Thurston of Portland, Me., born June 10, 1843, at Portland. They are 
living, 1910, at Portland. He enlisted, Dec. 2, 1861, as private in Com- 
pany H, 13th Maine infantry; was promoted sergeant Aug. 28, 1863; 
and was discharged Jan. 6, 1865. In 1870, he engaged in the ice business 
at Portland, from which he retired in 1906. From 1908 to 1911 he was 
city auditor of Portland. (Thurston Genealogy, 2d ed., p. 181; Family 

Children, born at Portland: 

a. Edwin-Brown, born Aug. 26, 1887; living, 1910, unmarried. 

b. Arthur-Lincoln, born Sept. 7, 1891; living, 1910, unmarried. 
aabcj hb. John-Robie, born Jan. 19, 1857. 

aabck b. Charles, son of Charles {Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Mary (Barry) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., born 
March 2, 1793, at Boston; died June 15, 1843, at Charlestown, 
Mass. (History of Hingham says June 16), having been murdered 
by a convict while he was warden of the Massachusetts State 
Prison. He received his education partly in Hingham and partly 
in Boston. He began his business career with his uncle, Samuel 
Barry, a hatter, and later continued for himself in the same 
business until he received the appointment, in 1828, of deputy 
warden in the State prison at Charlestown. In 1832, he was 
appointed warden of the prison, in which office he continued 
until his death. In personal appearance he greatly resembled his 
father. He was a man of unblemished character, of the strictest 
integrity, and devout religious faith. At the time of his death 
he was a member of the Winthrop Congregational Church 
(orthodox) of Charlestown. He was a member of the Boston 
Fusileers, of which company he had been ensign and heutenant 
and was a prominent candidate for the captaincy. (Records of 
Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan, aahck aa.) The ''Boston Post" 
for June 16, 1843, has the following account of his murder: 

''Yesterday afternoon, the State Prison, at Charlestown, was 
the theatre of a most sudden and dreadful murder. A little after 
5 o'clock, Mr. Lincoln, the warden, in company with Mr. Moses 
Jaquith, of this city, went into the shoemaker's shop for the 


purpose of seeing a prisoner named Thorn on some private busi- 
ness, but just as Mr. Lincoln was about to speak to Thorn, 
Abner Rogers, another prisoner, who stood a httle behind Mr. 
L, stepped up, and plunged a shoe-knife into his back. Mr. L. 
then turned to face the assassin, who followed up the assault by- 
stabbing him in the neck. The blow severed the carotid artery, 
and Mr. L died almost instantly, without uttering a word. 

''Before he received the mortal wound, he had raised his sword 
cane to Rogers, who, after striking the last time, dropped the 
knife and seized the cane. Several of the convicts spontaneously 
sprang to Mr. L's assistance, and wrested the cane from Rogers, 
whom they seized and secured, but not until the sword cane had 
been broken in the scuffle. 

''Notwithstanding the sudden and astounding nature of the 
tragedy, no confusion arose in the shop. After lending the ne- 
cessary aid to Mr. Sargent, officer of the shop, and Mr. Jaquith, 
the prisoners returned to their employments. Rogers who is 
under sentence for six months as a second comer has been some- 
what refractory of late, and was yesterday forenoon subjected 
to the discipline of the shower bath. His present sentence will 
expire on the 29th of September." 

The "Boston Advertiser" of the same date says: "Mr. Lin- 
coln was a man remarkable for his mildness and suavity of 
demeanor, of sound integrity and high character, and had won 
the esteem of the Judges of our Courts, the officers with whom he 
was in contact, and of the whole community." 

He married (1), Nov. 15, 1821, at Dorchester, Mass., Martha- 
Blake, daughter of Nathaniel and Rachel (Wilde) Minott of 
Dorchester, born Jan. 12, 1799, at Dorchester; died Dec. 2, 1838, 
at Charlestown. (Dorchester Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, 
p. 471; Mass. Vital Records.) 

He married (2), June 9, 1840, at Charlestown, Mrs. Susan- 
Patterson (Coolidge) Low of Boston, daughter of Luther and 
Louisa (Patterson) Coolidge of Boston and widow of Isaiah 
Low of Boston, who died Nov. 7, 1834, at Beverly, Mass. She 
was born Sept. 29, 1806, at Boston and died Nov. 10, 1898, at 
Washington, D. C, where she had lived for many years. Isaiah 
Low was son of John and Elizabeth (Stone) Low of Beverly, 
where he was born Nov. 28, 1802. (Guild, Guile, Gile Family, 


p. 186; Beverly Records; Shattuck Memorials, p. 241; Charles- 
town Records; Information of James P. Low, Washington, 
D. C.) 

Children, by first wife, born a-d at Boston; e-h at Charles- 

aabck ba. Charles-Nathaniel-Minot, born Aug. 28, 1822. 

aabck bb. Martha-Elizabeth, born Sept. 8, 1823; died Dec. 9, 1898, 
at Jamaica Plain, Mass., unmarried. After her father's death she be- 
came a teacher in the Charlestown public schools, in which occupation 
she continued until failing health compelled her to retire. She passed 
the latter part of her life with her brother Charles. She was a member 
of the Central Congregational Church of Jamaica Plain. 

aabck be. Catherine-Wild, born Oct. 2, 1824; died Jan. 5, 1858, at East 
Boston. She was educated in the pubhc schools of Charlestown and, 
after her father's death, taught in the grammar school of Charlestown 
and then in East Boston, until her marriage. She was of an extremely 
independent and forceful character, sprightly, full of life, very fond of 
music and a good singer. She married, Apr. 13, 1857, at Charlestown, 
Elbridge-Kirkwood, son of John and Sylvia-Sampson (Turner) Sparrell 
of Medford, Mass., born Oct. 4, 1832, at Medford; died July 29, 1874, in 
the West. They Uved at East Bo^on. He was a surveyor in 1857. He 
married again, twice, but had no children. (Mass. Vital Records; Medford 
Records; Records of Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan.) 

aabck bd. William-Oliver, born June 5, 1827. 

aabck be. Sarah-Minot, born Oct. 9, 1828; married, Nov. 17, 1852, at 
Charlestown, Lawrence, son of Nichols and Anne (Cushing) Litchfield of 
Hingham, Mass., and East Boston, born Dec. 26, 1829, at Cohasset, 
Mass. They lived for many years at Jamaica Plain, Mass., and; later, 
at Cambridge, Mass., but in 1894 they were living in Philadelphia, Pa., 
and in 1911 they were again Uving in Cambridge. In the record of their 
marriage he is called "book-keeper." Later he became a contractor! 
and builder. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. iii, p. 22; Mass. Vital Records; 
New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. ix, p. 218; Family Records.) 
Child, born at Jamaica Plain: 
a. Mary-Elizabeth, born May 9, 1854; unmarried, 1911. 

aabck bf . Henry-Barry, born Jan. 13, 1830. 

aabck bg. Harriet-Clementina, born Nov. 5, 1831; died June 5, 1896, at 
South Paris, Me.; married (1), May 10, 1855, at Charlestown, George- 
Washington, son of Parker and Hannah (Goldsmith) Whittle of Wolf- 
borough, N. H., born 1829, at WoKborough; died March 24, 1866, at 
Maiden, Mass. They lived at Charlestown and Maiden. He was a 
"varnisher" at the time of his marriage, "aged 26." She married (2), 
June 17, 1877, James P. Dunham. He was a farmer. They had no 
childl-en. (Mass. Vital Records; Records of Minot-Lincoln Whittle.) 
Children, by first husband, born at Charlestown: 

a. MiNOT-LiNCOLN Whittle, born Jan. 15, 1856; mar. Clara How. 

b. George-Grant Whittle, born March 10, 1865; died July 15, 

aabck bh. James-Francis, botn Apr. 13, 1836. 


Child, by second wife, born at Charlestown: 

aahck hi. Caroline, born Nov. 13, 1841. She was christened "Susan- 
Caroline" but has dropped the "Susan." She married, Oct. 8, 1868, at 
Jamaica Plain, Mass., Phineas-Kellogg^, son of Calvin^ (Jesse^, Jacob*, 
Israel^, Samuel^, John^) and Sally (Kfellogg) Guild of Halifax, Vt., born 
March 9, 1827, at Halifax; died June 10, 1891, at Santa Barbara, Calif. 
At the age of 17 he left home on foot to seek employment as a teacher. 
Later he studied medicine, taking the degree of M. D. at the University 
Medical College of New York City in 1853, paying his way at intervals 
by teaching. He began the practice of medicine at Liberty, N. Y., but a 
year or two later took a post-graduate course at Woodstock, Vt., and 
thence removed to Plainfield, 111., where he had a large practice which he 
rehnquished to serve as assistant surgeon in the 52nd regiment, Illinois 
Volunteers, in the Civil war. Later he was surgeon of the 120th regiment. 
Compelled to resign his commission by reason of ill health, contracted at 
the siege of Vicksburg, he settled, in 1864, at Jamaica Plain, whence, after 
having acquired a large and successful practice, declining health caused 
his removal, in 1875, to Santa Barbara, where he continued to practise 
his profession until his death. Mrs. Lincoln took up the study of medicine 
at Hahnemann Medical College, San Francisco, and received the degree 
of M. D. in 1888. She practised her profession in Santa Barbara until 
her husband's death in 1891, when she removed to San Francisco, where 
she continued to practise it until 1906, when she and her family lost all 
their personal possessions by the earthquake and fire. She then gave up 
her profession and returned to Santa Barbara, where she is now, 1912, 
living. (Guild, Guile, Gile Family, p. 186; The Kelloggs, p. 398; Records 
of Mrs. CaroHne [Lincoln] Guild.) 

Children, born: a-c at Jamaica Plain; d at Shirley, Mass.; e at Santa 
Barbara, CaHf.: 

a. Bertha, born Sept. 5, 1869; living, 1911, unmarried. 

b. Mabel-Kellogg, born Jan. 24, 1871; living, 1911, unmarried. 

c. Emmelyn-Ticknor, born May 7, 1872; mar. George-Summers 

d. Phineas-Kellogg, born July 3, 1874; mar. Ahce Dewing. 

e. Almira-Hall, born Oct.* 22, 1879; mar. John McKeon. 

aabck f. Warren, son of Charles (Jonathan, Sainuel, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Mary (Barry) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., 
born Dec. 6, 1801, at Hingham, Mass.; died Apr. 12, 1885, at 
Boston. He finished his education at an early age and, having 
served an apprenticeship at the gilding and framing business 
with Kidder & Carter of Charlestown, Mass., set up in that 
business for himself, on Washington street, Boston, near Dock 
square. His work was of such superior quality that he greatly 
prospered, and through it he came into contact with many lead- 
ing artists of his time and became the owner of numerous fine 

*The Kellogg and Guild genealogies both erroneously say "November." The latter says 
"November 2, 1877." 


paintings. He was of slender frame and nervous temperament. 
He lived first on Unity street, corner of Tileston; then on Hull 
street; next on Salem street, near the North church; and finally 
on Appleton street. He bore a spotless reputation throughout 
his business career. Both he and his wife were members and 
conscientious supporters of the Unitarian church. 

He married, Jan. 1, 1828 (Boston records say 1829), at Charles- 
town, Nancy ^, daughter of Ebenezer® (Ehenezer', Aaron^, Aaron^, 
Hoses'^, Abraham}) and Sally (Bowers) Parker of Charlestown, 
born Nov. 6, 1806, at Charlestown; died Aug. 23, 1883, at Boston. 
''The many graces of character and the warm sympathetic 
nature of his wife, Nancy, endeared her to every member of 
the family connection. Her resources for the entertainment 
of her friends, and especially for the children, every one of whom 
found a warm place in her heart, were inexhaustible." (Mass. 
Vital Records; Boston Records; Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan, 
aahck aa.) 

Administration on the estate of Warren Lincoln, last of Boston, 
who died Apr. 12, 1885, intestate, leaving no widow and as next 
of kin, Annie M. Wilbur, Boston, daughter; Evalina B. Foster, 
South Scituate, daughter; Susan B. Dodd, Boston, daughter; 
was granted to Joshua Lovett of Boston, Apr. 20, 1885. (Suffolk 
County Probate Records, vol. dlxix, p. 456.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

aahck fa. Caroline-Parker, born July 18, 1829; died Aug. 25, 1833, at 

aahck fb. Ann-Maria, born March 31, 1831 ; died March 21, 1906, at Boston; 
married, Sept. 7, 1854, at Woburn, Mass., Edward-Payson, son of Rev. 
Harvey-Backus and Anne (Toppan) Wilbur of Newburyport, Mass., 
born Dec. 24, 1832, at Newburyport; died Jan. 7, 1901, at Boston (Mass. 
Vital Records say Jan. 6), aged 68 years, 14 days. He began business in 
the fancy-goods line in Boston but, later, changed to commission business. 
He was a member of the Boston Common Council, 1872-4; was elected 
representative to the Legislature in 1883-4, and served two terms as 
State senator, 1885 and 1886, and two terms as civil service commissioner. 
They lived at Boston. (Mass. Vital Records; Rev. Charles-Lincoln 

Children, born at Boston: 

a. Edward-Lincoln, born Apr. 25, 1856; died Nov. 1, 1857. 

b. Elinor-Lincoln, born Sept. 28, 1858; died July 24, 1900, 

aahck fc. Warren-Parker, born July 31, 1833; died Dec. 17, 1862, at 
Minneapolis, Minn., while a member of the 3rd regiment Minnesota 



infantry. He was educated in the Boston public schools and removed to 
Minneapolis about 1855. He was not married. 
aahck fd. Evalina-Barry, born March 22, 1836; married (1), Sept. 27, 
1860, at Boston, Oliver-Fessenden, son of Oliver and Harriet (Robie) 
Lincoln of Boston, aabck ga, her own cousin. He was born Dec. 11, 
1830, at Boston and died July 5, 1866, at Gorham, Me. He went upon 
several sea voyages and, in 1860, engaged in the fruit and produce 
business, in which he remained until his death. They had no children. 

She married (2), Apr. 13, 1873 (Mass. Vital Records say Apr. 8), at 
Boston, Seth Foster of Norwell, Mass., who first married her sister, Mary- 
Eliza, whose record consult. Mrs. EvaHna Foster was Hving, 1911, at 
Boston. (Foster Genealogy, pp. 949, 965; Family Records.) 

Child, born at Boston: 
a. Warren-Lincoln, born June 30, 1877; died Nov. 11, 1879. 
aabck fe. Susan-Beals, born Feb. 16, 1838; died July 23, 1911, at Brookline, 
Mass.; married, Nov. 20, 1865, at Boston, Horace, son of Benjamin and 
Maria M. (Faxon) Dodd of Boston, born Nov. 11, 1835, at Boston; living, 
1911, at Brookline. He was educated in Boston public schools. In 1851, 
he entered into the employ of Edward Coverly & Son, dealers in hatters' 
goods. In 1863, he went into the wholesale clothing house of Chamberlin 
& Currier. In 1865, he became partner of G. P. Rowell to conduct an 
advertising agency and edit the "Dial." In 1867, he bought out his 
partner and conducted the business alone. (Mass. Vital Records; Family 

Child^ born at Charlestown, Mass.: 

a. George-Lincoln, born May 3, 1868; mar. Pauline-Isabelle 

aabck ff. Mary-Eliza, born March 13, 1841 (Family records say March 14); 
died Aug. 20, 1872, at Boston; married, Jan. 1, 1867, at Boston (Mass. 
Vital Records say at South Scituate), Seth, son of Daniel and Relief 
(Sampson) Foster of Scituate, Mass., born Feb. 14, 1830, at Scituate; 
died Jan. 20, 1908, at Boston. He lived at Norwell, formerly South 
Scituate, Mass., and was, for many years, in the stage and express business 
on the route between North Marshfield and Boston. After 1854, he 
carried the United States mail. He married (2), Apr. 13, 1873, his first 
wife's sister, Evahna-Barry, by whom he had no children. (Mass. Vital 
Records; Foster Genealogy, pp. 949, 965; Scituate Records; Family 
Children, born: a at South Scituate; b at Boston: 
o. Seth, born Aug. 15, 1869; died same dky. 

b. Edith-Lincoln, born Aug. 17, 1872; died Oct. 19, 1872. 

aabck g. Oliver, son of Charles {Jonathan, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Mary (Barry) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., born 
May 30, 1805, at Hingham, Mass.; died Jan. 8, 1879, at Wor- 
cester, Mass. He began business as a clerk in Boston and then 
engaged in the silk business, at the corner of Kilby and State 
streets. Later he removed to New York and engaged in whole- 
sale domestic dry-goods business. Becoming interested in law, 



he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and studied for two years in the 
office of a friend (a Mr. Fox), but during the third year his mind 
became unbalanced through the death of his wife, and the re- 
maining years of his Hfe were spent in retirement. 

He married, Aug. 29, 1829, at Gorham, Me. (Gorham Rec- 
ords; Family records say Aug. 19), Harriet^, daughter of Toppan^ 
(Edward^) and Lydia (Brown) Robie of Gorham, born Aug. 9, 
1805, at Gorham; died June 16, 1832, at Boston. (Records of 
Rev. Charles-Lincoln Morgan, aahck aa.) 

The petition of Beza Lincoln of Boston for administration 
on the estate of Oliver Lincoln of Boston, deceased, says that 
Oliver died Jan. 8, 1879, leaving no widow and as only next of 
kin : Warren Lincoln, Beza Lincoln and Eliza Lincoln of Boston, 
brothers and sister; Charles N. M. Lincoln, Martha E. Lincoln, 
Sarah M. Litchfield wife of Lawrence Litchfield, Henry B. 
Lincoln and James F. Lincoln of said Boston, Eliza Cudworth 
wife of Samuel C. Cudworth of South Scituate, Henrietta L. 
Francis widow, and Sarah R. Greeley wife of Moses R. Greeley 
of Weymouth, William O. Lincoln of Bridgeport, Conn., Harriet 
C. Dunham wife of James Dunham of Norway, Me., and Susan 
C. Guild wife of Phineas K. Guild of Santa Barbara, Calif., 
nephews and nieces of the said deceased. Beza Lincoln was 
appointed administrator the same day. (Suffolk County Probate 
Records, vol. dxi, p. 358.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

aahck ga. Oliver-Fessenden, born Dec. 11, 1830; died July 5, 1866, at 
Gorham, Me. He was a "clerk" when married and was engaged later in 
the fruit and produce business in Boston. He married, Sept. 27, 1860, at 
Boston, his own cousin, Evalina-Barry, daughter of Warren and Nancy 
(Parker) Lincoln of Boston, aahck fd, who was born March 22, 1836, at 
Boston and was Uving there in 1912. They had no children. She married 
(2) Seth Foster of Scituate, Mass. (Mass. Vital Records; Scituate 
Records; Information of Gov. Frederick Robie of Portland, Me., see 
aahck fd.) 

aahck gh. Harriet, born June, 1832; died Aug. 15, 1832, at Boston, "aged 
two months." (Mass. Vital Records.) 

aabhe a. Jotham, son of Cushing (John, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Roxanna ([Wood] Moody) Lincoln of Northfield, 
Mass., born Feb. 15, 1815, at Northfield; died July 26, 1885, at 
Orange, Mass., "aged 70 years, 5 months, 12 days." (Orange 


Records.) He lived at Warwick, Mass., until late in life, when 
he removed to Orange where he continued to live until his death. 
At Warwick he was a farmer, perhaps also a carpenter as he is 
said to have been a cabinet-maker by trade afterwards. Mrs. 
Adelaide (Lincoln) Foster, aahhg af, says of him: ''Uncle Cush- 
ing's son Jotham was a favorite cousin of my father and spent one 
summer with us. One day I called him 'Abe' and he said 'that is 
what they call me at the shop; Honest Abe.' His complexion was 
clear pink and white, and his eyes sapphire blue ; his features were 
refined and his hair silvery white, when I knew him, which was 
when he was about seventy years old. His resemblance to 
Abraham Lincoln, nevertheless, was striking. He had a son 
whose name I must have heard but cannot recall. Jotham lived 
and worked at cabinet-making at Athol, Mass., and I think the 
son married and lived there. I have never seen him." 

Mr. Lincoln's will, dated Apr. 5, 1885, names: grandson Harry 
Oaks; son Herman C. Lincoln. The petition for probate, dated 
Aug. 1, 1885, states that he died July 26, 1885, leaving as only 
next of kin, Herman C. Lincoln of Orange, son; and Harry Oaks 
of Orange, grandson. Rufus D. Chase of Orange was appointed 
guardian ad litem for Harry Oaks, a minor. (Franklin County 
Probate Files.) 

He married Adaline F., daughter of Asa and Sarah (Clements) 
Bancroft of Warwick, born 1825, at Warwick; died May 26, 1876, 
at Orange, "aged 51 years." Her father was a native of War- 
wick, but her mother was born at Petersham, Mass. The will of 
Adaline F. Lincoln, wife of Jotham Lincoln of Orange, dated 
Jan. 26, 1876, names her husband as sole executor and heir and 
says "to my grandson Harry D. Oaks I have nothing more to 
give he having used his portion in his bringing up, and to my son 
Herman C. Lincoln I have nothing more to give, trusting that 
his father will do right by him." The petition for probate, dated 
June 20, 1876, says she died May 26, 1876, leaving as sole heirs 
and only next of kin: Jotham Lincoln, husband; Herman C. 
Lincoln, son aged 12 years; Harry Oaks grandson, aged 3 years. 

Jotham and his wife and daughter are buried in Warwick 
cemetery. Their gravestones are thus inscribed: 

"Jotham Lincoln t died t July 26, 1885 t aged 70 yrs." 


" Adaline F J wife of J Jotham Lincoln J died May 26, 1876 t 
aged 51 yrs." 

*' Josie Oakes J dau of J Jotham & Adaline F. { Lincoln J 
died Dec. 14, 1873 J aged 28 yrs." 

Children, born at Warwick: 

adbhe aa. Josephine, born Sept. 4, 1845; died Dec. 14, 1873, at Orange, 
Mass., *'aged 23 years, 3 months, 10 d&ys." (Orange Records.) She 
married Jefferson G., son of Albert and Abigail Oaks of Northborough, 
Mass., and Vernon, Vt,, born Sept. 23, 1838, at Northborough; died 
July 3, 1897, at Athol, Mass., "aged 58 years, 9 months, 10 days." (Mass. 
Vital Records; Marlborough, Mass., Records.) He is called ''farmer" in 
the record of his death in which his father is called "John," and both his 
parents are said to be natives of Vernon. He had a second wife. He lived 
during the life of his first wife at Vernon, Vt., and Winchester, N. H. He 
is thought to have lived after his second marriage at New Salem, Mass., 
and to have died there. 

a. Harry, born 1872-3; living, 1912, at WiUiamstown, Mass. 

aabhe ab. Herman Gushing, born Aug. 2, 1863. 

aabhg a. John, son of John-Barker {John, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Lucinda (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born 
Apr. 24, 1810, at Hingham; died Jan. 7, 1890, at Hingham. He 
was a farmer in early life and lived on Pleasant street, Hingham, 
but later he sold his farm and resided on Middle street. In 1844 
he is called ''rope-maker," and in 1846 "butcher." 

He married (1), Jan. 8, 1837, at Hingham, Rachel-Burr^, daugh- 
ter of Isaac^ (Isaac', Isaac^, Josia¥, Anthony^, William^) and 
Mary (Burr) Sprague of Hingham, born Nov. 11, 1813, at Hing- 
ham; died Oct. 22, 1852, at Hingham. 

He married (2), Dec. 7, 1853, at Madrid, N. Y., Laura-Maria, 
daughter of Leonard and Sally B. Simmons of Madrid, born 
Aug. 18, 1822, at Madrid; died Nov. 2, 1871, at Hingham, ''aged 
49 years, 2 months, 15 days." (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 474; 
Hingham Records; Mass. Vital Records; Records of John 
Lincoln, aahhg aa.) He had no children by his second wife. 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aabhg aa. John, born Oct. 24, 1837. 

aabhg ab. Ellen, born May 25, 1839; living, 1911, at Hingham, unmarried. 
aabhg ac. Mary, born Sept. 7, 1841 ; died Apr. 7, 1874, unmarried. 
aabhg ad. Henry, born Apr. 7, 1844; died March 30, 1845. 
aabhg ae. Isabel, born May 1, 1846; died Dec. 24, 1899, at Hingham, un- 


aahhg af. Adelaide, born Dec. 31, 1847; married, Dec. 31, 1889, at Hing- 
ham, Walter-Burr9, son of Timothys {William'', Timothy^, John^, Elisha^, 
Hatherly^, Timothy^, Edward^) and Emma-Frances (Burr) Foster of 
Hingham, born June 7, 1863, at Hingham. At the time of his marriage 
he was a carpenter, but he is now, 1911, a civil engineer. They hve at 
Hingham Center. Mrs. Foster has the family Bible. (Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 233; Scituate Record^; Hist, of Scituate, p. 270; Mass. Vital 
Records.) They have no children. 

aahhg ag. A son, born March 12, 1850; died March 13, 1850. 

aabhg d. Albert, son of John-Barker (John, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Lucinda (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born May 21, 1818, at Hingham; died Oct. 10, 1908, at Hingham. 
He was a machinist and Hved at Chelsea, Cambridgeport and 
Boston, Mass., until late in life when he returned to Hingham 
and became a small farmer, living on Leavitt street. 

He married, Sept. 22, 1844, at Boston, by Rev. Sebastian 
Streeter, Frances-Gordon^, daughter of Levi^ (Moses^) and 
Nancy (Gordon) Currier of South Weare, N. H., born July 11, 
1810, but the ''History of Weare'' says 1806, at South Weare; 
died May 31, 1879, at Hingham, ''in her 69th year." (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 472; Boston Records; Mass. Vital Records; 
Family Records.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

aabhg da. Edwin, born June 1, 1846; died Aug. 4, 1849, at Boston, 
aabhg db. Henry, born March 5, 1852. 

aabhg e. Samuel, son of John-Barker (John, Samuel, Samu- 
el, Samuel) and Lucinda (Fearing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born Dec. 13, 1821, at Hingham; died Nov. 9, 1885, at Hingham. 
He was a carpenter and lived at Hingham on Main street. He is 
called "butcher" in 1849, in the record of the birth of his twin 

He married, May 16, 1845, at Hingham, Apphia-Jordan, 
daughter of William and Sarah (Lord) Snow of Bath, Me., born 
May 19, 1820, at Bangor, Me.; died Dec. 11, 1908, at Hingham. 
[Family Records of Mrs. Edith [Lincoln] Allen, aahhg ee; Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 474, says he was born Nov. 13, 1820, was 
narried May 15, 1845, and died Oct. 9, 1885, and that she died 
Dec. 12, 1908; Mass. Vital Records give her birthplace as Sears- 
)ort, Me., and say she died at Somerville, Mass.) 


Children, born at Hingham: 

aabhg ea. Lucinda-Fearing, born Jan. 18, 1849; died Feb. 3, 1849. 

aabhg eh. A son, \ ^^^^ j^^^ jq jg^g. / ^ied Dec. 11, 1849. 

aabhg ec. Frank, J ' ' 'I living, 1911, at Hingham. He 

is a carpenter. He married, Nov. 27, 1877, at Hingham, Ruth-Ann^, 
daughter of Allen- Augustus' (Allen^, Barnabas^, Israel*, Israel^, Joseph"^, 
Thomas^ the cooper) and Phoebe-Gorham (Childs) Lincoln of Hingham, 
born Sept. 19, 1847, at Hingham; living, 1911. They have no children. 

aabhg ed. Annie, born Apr. 9, 1852; died July 6, 1884, at Hingham, unmar- 
ried, according to Mass. Vital Records. Family records say she was 
born Apr. 8, and died July 7. 

axihhg ee. Edith, born May 4, 1861; married, Dec. 22, 1901, at Somerville, 
Mass., Lewis-Eldred, son of Julius-Bently and Mary-Samantha (Bowen) 
Allen of Moira, N. Y., born Nov. 15, 1859, at Moira. They are living, 
1911, at Dorchester, Mass. He is a store-keeper. They have no children. 

aacbc a. Levi, son of Levi (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) 
and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln of Worcester, Mass., born Oct. 25, 
1782, at Worcester; died May 29, 1868, at Worcester. He 
graduated at Harvard College, 1802; studied law and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Worcester in 1805. He was elected to the 
State senate in 1812. In 1814, he was elected representative 
to the General Court from the town of Worcester and continued 
to be re-elected until 1822, except three years when he declined 
being a candidate. In 1822, he was speaker of the House. In 
1820, he was a member of the convention to amend the State 
constitution. In 1823, he was elected lieutenant-governor and 
the same year was chosen one of the presidential electors and 
cast a vote for John-Quincy Adams. In 1824, he was appointed 
an associate justice of the supreme judicial court of Massachu- 
setts but held this office for a short time only, being nominated 
and elected, in 1825, governor of Massachusetts, receiving 35,000 
out of 37,000 votes cast. He entered upon the duties of this 
office on the last Wednesday of May, 1825, and was continuously 
re-elected governor for seven years, until November, 1833, 
when he voluntarily withdrew from being longer a candidate. 
In February, 1834, he was chosen representative to Congress 
to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Hon. 
John Davis, who had succeeded Mr. Lincoln as governor, and 
was re-elected to the three succeeding Congresses. In 1841, 
he was appointed collector of the Port of Boston by President 
Harrison and held that office until September, 1843. He was 



From an original portrait by Chester Harding 



again State senator in 1844 and 1845, being president of the 
senate in the latter year. In 1848, he was appointed by the 
legislature a Presidential elector and was chosen to preside over 
the electoral college. In 1864, he was for the third time chosen 
elector and cast his vote for his distant kinsman, Abraham 
Lincoln. ''Although he retired from public life in 1845, and 
declined the place of senator in Congress when it was offered to 
him in 1854, he continued to be called upon, from time to time, 
to serve for brief periods in responsible and important public 
trusts." In 1847, he served upon a commission to revise the 
militia laws of the State; in 1848, he became the first mayor of 
the City of Worcester; and in 1854, he was appointed to a com- 
mission to examine into the condition of the insane in the com- 
monwealth. For twenty-eight years, 1824 to 1852, he was 
president of the Worcester Agricultural Society, and the number 
of local offices and appointments which he held are too numerous 
to record. He received the degree of LL. D. from Williams 
College in 1824 and from Harvard in 1826. The foregoing 
account of his public life is mostly taken from the ''Genealogy 
of the Waldo Family," pp. 276-7. For a detailed sketch of his 
life and character, reference is made to a "Memoir of Hon. 
Levi Lincoln," published by the Massachusetts Historical 
Society; and a "Memorial of Levi Lincoln," prepared by the 
family. From these and from prominent newspapers pubUshed 
at the time of his death the following characterization has been 

The zeal and energy with which he entered into the business 
of his profession earned him a merited success, and the skill 
with which he conducted the cases entrusted to him won him a 
position, in a few years, among the leaders of the Worcester bar, 
at a time when that bar was noted for the character and talents 
of its members. His success before a jury was particularly 
notable, though in argument before the court he showed great 
ability. The duties and the rewards of the profession alike 
appealed to him, and he never forgot the period during which 
he was connected with it, nor abandoned until late in life the 
idea of returning to it. 

The public applauded his selection for the Supreme Court, 
to which he was appointed while lieutenant-governor, a non- 


partisan assignment which marked the cessation of the bitter 
political feeling which had divided the people for many years. 
As a young man Mr. Lincoln was, like his father, a zealous 
''republican" and through his eloquence, popular address and 
family connection became one of the prominent men of that 
party. This prominence attracted to him, in the bitter partisan 
politics of that day, considerable censure from those opposed 
to him. In 1814, being in the minority in the legislature, he 
opposed the resolution which called the Hartford convention 
and drew up the protest against it, which was signed by seventy- 
five members besides himself, yet this protest was refused a 
place upon the Journal of the House. By 1820, however, this 
political harshness had largely ceased and, in 1822, he was 
elected speaker of a House of different politics from himself, 
in which office few have equalled him in the qualities which 
constitute an able and acceptable speaker. In 1824, party feeling 
in Massachusetts had practically disappeared and, on the death 
of Governor Eustis in the following year, Mr. Lincoln, who 
declined a Democratic nomination in order not to interfere with 
concordant action by the two parties, received a unanimous 
vote as candidate for governor in the federal convention, which 
had voted not to make a party nomination. He thus became 
the governor of the State without entangling party obligations, 
and that he performed its duties to the satisfaction of the people 
is evident from the uninterrupted succession of his elections, 
practically without opposition, until his voluntary withdrawal 
from being longer a candidate, in 1833. 

In 1827, he received in the State senate twenty-six out of 
thirty-nine votes for United States senator, but before the 
House could concur he positively declined to be a candidate, 
with the result that Daniel Webster was elected at the next 
session of the legislature. Had Mr. Lincoln accepted the office 
the whole course of history might have been changed. For an 
interesting speculation on this topic by the late Senator Hoar 
see Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections, Ser. 2, vol. xv, pp. 233-7. 

As a Congressman he displayed the same dihgence, attention 
to business and independence of action which characterized him 
as governor. He was a frequent debater, and some of his speeches 
were pubhshed. The House respected him, and he respected 


it by never indulging in bitter language or undignified retort; 
and as he was always well prepared on the subject which he 
discussed and was never prolix or dull he could always command 

He had the distinction shared by few public men, of being 
chosen to his highest offices independently of party votes, and of 
being the medium through which old party issues ceased to have 
vitality, but he had political principles and he never concealed 
or yielded them. Some of his remarks on representation were 
quite as advanced as anything that is known at the present day. 
In the constitutional convention of 1820 he said: ''Our govern- 
ment is one of the people, not a government of property. Rep- 
resentation is founded on the interests of the people. It is 
because they have rights that they have assumed the power of 
self government. Property is incompetent to sustain a free 
government. In a government of freemen, property is valuable 
only as the people are intelligent. Were it not for a government 
of the people, the people would be without property. But it is 
contended that this system is justified by another principle. 
Representation and taxation have been described as twin 
brothers. But this principle has not been fully understood. It 
does not follow that there shall be an unequal representation, 
that taxation may be represented. It is only necessary that all 
who are taxed should be represented, and not that they should 
be represented in proportion to their tax.'' 

His great interest in agriculture was shown as president of the 
Agricultural Society and in his admirably managed farm. His 
interest in education was manifested in various ways. He was 
president of the Board of Trustees of Leicester Academy, over- 
seer of Harvard College, one of the founders of the American 
Antiquarian Society of which he was vice-president at his death, 
but beyond public and official addresses and messages he left 
little that was published. His messages were full, clear and 
direct, but sometimes diffuse. His manner was easy, graceful 
and dignified, though at times it partook somewhat of the stately. 
He was always self-possessed and, in private, was free, social, and 
often playful. He was not capable of doing a rude or ungentle- 
manly act from carelessness, bad temper, or want of familiarity 
with good breeding. His form was erect, his step firm and elastic, 


and all his movements were graceful. His bearing was that of a 
gentleman of the old school, and he was never betrayed into 
language or conduct unbecoming one of that class. Several por- 
traits of him exist; the best, by Chester Harding, taken when he 
was governor, is in possession of his grandson Waldo Lincoln, 
the compiler of this genealogy. 

He married, Sept. 6, 1807, at Worcester, Penelope- Winslow^, 
daughter of William^ (William'^, Nicholas^, Caleh'^, Robert^) and 
Mary (Chandler) Sever of Kingston, Mass., and Worcester, born 
July 21, 1786, at Worcester; died Apr. 2, 1872, at Worcester. 
She was sixth in descent from Governor Edward Winslow of Ply- 
mouth, Mass., and was descended in the same degree from 
Herbert Pelham, first treasurer of Harvard College, whose 
daughter Penelope married Edward Winslow's son Josiah, who 
was also governor of Plymouth. Herbert Pelham through his 
mother Penelope West, daughter of Thomas West, Lord Dela- 
ware, was of most distinguished lineage, her descent being clearly 
and indisputably traced, through the Plantagenet kings, to 
Alfred the Great and the Saxon kings of England. Mrs. Lincoln 
was on her mother's side also of distinguished American ancestry, 
the Chandlers having been for many years the leading family 
of Worcester county, and the Severs being almost equally emi- 
nent in Plymouth. Mrs. Lincoln was a very capable woman, 
a noted housekeeper and cook. Her abilities in an emergency 
and the resources of a housekeeper one hundred years ago are 
exemplified in the following anecdote. Governor Lincoln, who 
was much given to entertaining, included in his invitations to 
a dinner party the captain of one of the Worcester militia com- 
panies, a pompous and self-important man. Awaiting with his 
wife the arrival of his guests, the governor heard a drum ap- 
proaching, and presently the captain appeared at the head of his 
company, which, to the amazement of Mr. Lincoln, filed through 
the gate and continued to the house. Turning to his wife, he said 
in great distress, ''What shall we do, the fool has brought his 
whole company to dinner.'' Mrs. Lincoln with perfect calmness 
replied: ''Give yourself no concern, my dear. Keep the gentle- 
men engaged for half an hour and there will be plenty for all." 
She kept her word, and the captain and his company never knew 
the embarrassment they occasioned. A crayon portrait of her 


is in the possession of the writer, who remembers her as a tall, 
handsome woman and exceedingly deaf. ''She shared," says 
Governor Emory Washburn in his memoir of Governor Lin- 
coln, ''the tastes and views of her husband and was a fit associate 
and companion for one who enjoyed so highly the comforts and 
elegancies of a well-ordered home/' 

Children, born at Worcester: 

aacbc aa. Sarah-Warren, bapt. May 2, 1808; died "aet. 11 days." She 
is called "Sarah-Sever" in the church records. 

aacbc ah. Levi, born Aug. 22, 1810; died Sept. 1, 1845, at Worcester, un- 
married. He entered West Point Military Academy, but remained 
there only a short time and, Nov. 1, 1827, became a midshipman in 
the United States navy, from which he resigned June 3, 1836. His 
dress sword is in the possession of the writer. 

aacbc ac. William-Sever, born Nov. 22, 1811. 

aacbc ad. Daniel- Waldo, born Jan. 16, 1813. 

aacbc ae. Penelope-Sever, born July 1, 1815; died Nov. 1, 1904, at 
Worcester; married, May 24, 1843, at Worcester, by Rev. Dr. John 
Brazer of Salem, Mahlon-Dickerson^, son of David-Sealy^ {Abraham^, 
Israel^, Thomas^, Thomas^) and Sarah (Sealy) Canfield of Morristown, 
N. J., born Nov. 26, 1798, at Stanhope, N. J.; died Jan. 5, 1865, at Ferro- 
monte, N. J. He studied medicine with Dr. Samuel-Swezy Seward of 
Florida, N. Y., and, afterwards, practised his profession at Bargaintown 
and May's Landing, Atlantic county, N. J., and at Succasunna, N. J., 
and was a daring and successful physician and surgeon. He was collector 
of the Port at May's Landing, and member of the Council (State legis- 
lature) for Atlantic county, 1840-1. He gave up his practice in 1853, 
and turned his attention to scientific farming at Succasunna, where he 
lived for many years. He was buried at Evergreen cemetery, Morris- 
town. The marriage was unhappy, and they were divorced after a few 
years and Mrs. Canfield returned to Worcester. He married (1), Apr. 
18, 1827, Louisa-CorneUa Seward at Florida, N. Y., by whom he had 
five children, viz.: Augustus, born Aug. 12, 1828, died Feb. 19, 1829; 
Augustus, born Dec. 4, 1829; died Oct. 25, 1867, unmarried; Francis- 
AUyn, born Feb. 20, 1832, died Jan. 14, 1876, unmarried; Caroline- 
Corneha, born July 25, 1834, married (1), Aug. 6, 1853, John-Lawrence 
Schoolcraft and had three children, married (2), Feb. 4, 1862, Joseph- 
Gilmore Beattie and had seven children 5 and Mary-Seward, born Sept. 
15, 1837, died March 10, 1839. (Thomas Canfield and Matthew Cam- 
field, pp. 80, 168, and Charts.) 
Child, born at Worcester: 

a. Penelope-Winslow-Sever, born Dec. 30, 1845; died Nov. 17, 
1903, at Worcester, unmarried. 

aacbc af . George, born Oct. 19, 1816. 

aacbc ag. Anne-Warren, born Aug. 28, 1818; died July 24, 1846, at Worces- 
ter, unmarried 

aacbc ah. John- Waldo, born Dec. 2, 1820; his name was changed, Apr. 
14, 1846, to Edward-Winslow. 


aacbc d. John- Waldo, son of Levi (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln of Worcester, Mass., born 
June 23, 1787, at Worcester; died Oct. 2, 1852, at Worcester. 
He was educated in the public schools of Worcester, being 
obliged to forego the advantages of a collegiate education on 
account of a marked impediment in his speech which it was 
supposed would prevent his practising any of the learned profes- 
sions. He submitted without a murmur, but by assiduous prac- 
tice so far conquered the infirmity that in later years no one 
would have suspected that he was ever a sufferer from it. At 
the age of fourteen he was placed as an apprentice in the hard- 
ware store of his uncle Daniel Waldo, and received there a train- 
ing in strict habits of business, which had a marked influence upon 
all his after life. At the age of twenty-one he entered into busi- 
ness for himself on Main street, a few doors north of Central 
street, and the Worcester ''Spy" for Nov. 9, 1808, contains 
the following advertisement: 

''John Waldo Lincoln Informs his Friends and the Public, 
that he has commenced business in a Store, a few rods south of 
the Worcester Bank where he offers for sale a handsome assort- 
ment of Hardware, Piece and West India Goods As the greater 
part are of his own importation, he flatters himself that he can 
supply those who may favor him with their custom on as rea- 
sonable terms as they can procure at any Store in this town. 
Worcester November 7, 1808. 

"Wanted immediately at the above Store, as an Apprentice, 
a Lad about fourteen or fifteen years of age, who can be well 

In February, 1822, he gave up this business and sold out his 
stock by auction, devoting himself thereafter to agricultural 
pursuits in which he took the greatest pleasure. He inherited 
from his father a fine farm in the village of Quinsigamond, and 
owned also a large sheep farm in Oakham, Mass., where he ex- 
perimented in raising merino sheep. He contributed many arti- 
cles on agricultural subjects to the local newspapers, and an 
essay of his on the feeding of cattle was deemed of such dis- 
tinguished merit that it was republished in England. He sought 
to make his farm a model and conducted advanced experiments 
in irrigation, and so competent was he deemed that his appoint- 


ment as a commissioner on the newly established board of 
agriculture, not long before his death, was considered a matter of 
course. He succeeded his brother Levi as president of the 
Worcester County Agricultural Society and was deeply in- 
terested in its affairs until his death. 

Like his father and his brothers he was well adapted by char- 
acter and disposition for public service; and though not called 
to such distinguished positions as they, he performed all the 
duties of the several offices which he filled, with a zeal and in- 
tegrity which won him the love and confidence of his fellow 
citizens. As a young man he became a member of the Worcester 
Light Infantry and rose to be its captain, which office he held 
when that company was summoned to the defense of Boston on 
Sept. 14, 1814. It returned on Oct. 31, following, after a blood- 
less campaign, but the ability and promptness which Captain 
Lincoln displayed on this occasion won him the confidence and 
regard of the State's executive. Three years later Mr. Lincoln 
became lieutenant-colonel of the sixth regiment of the seventh 
division of Massachusetts militia, which position he retained 
for several years; and he continued through life to take a warm 
interest in the militia and in military affairs. After his death 
the Worcester Light Infantry passed a series of resolutions from 
which the following are extracted : 

''Resolved, That in him were combined all the qualities of 
gentleman, citizen and soldier. Always affable and courteous 
as a gentleman, honest, kind and public spirited as a citizen, 
and firm and patriotic as a soldier, his acquaintances deplore 
the loss of a most agreeable companion, the community an 
efficient and devoted member, and we a firm friend, benevolent 
patron, and most respected past commander. 

''Resolved, That, under all circumstances, he has been the 
firm and consistent friend of the military system, laboring for 
its advancement and perfection with a characteristic devotion. 
That in him a bright star has fallen from the military constella- 
tion, and a firm pillar been taken from the militia edifice; but 
the consolation remains, that his 'good deeds live after him,' 
which neither time nor circumstances can sully, but shall shine 
with increasing lustre as time advances." 

In 1824, he was elected a representative to the General Court, 


where he continued for four years, and was then sent to the 
State senate, representing the district there for the five following 
years, and again served in the House for another year. During 
much of this time his brother Levi was governor of the State. 
He was appointed to be one of the commissioners in charge of 
the construction of the Blackstone canal, which connected 
Worcester with Providence, R. I., and was a member of the 
first board of directors of the canal company. Of the railroad 
company which succeeded to the location and franchise of the 
canal company he was also a director. He was one of the county 
commissioners from 1836 to 1842, and for many years was 
chairman of the board of selectmen of the town; and when 
Worcester became a city in 1849, he was a member of the first 
board of aldermen. From 1844 to 1851, he was high sheriff of 
Worcester county, by which office he has been best remembered. 
He filled it with great strength, dignity and ability, introducing 
many needed reforms into the management of the jail and house 
of correction and improving, thereby, the moral condition of 
the inmates. He was one of the founders and the principal 
benefactor of the Orphan's Home, now the Worcester Children's 
Friend Society, giving to it a large and commodious house 
thoroughly furnished under his own careful supervision, thus 
supplying evidence that though seemingly stern and unap- 
proachable he possessed a warm and sympathetic heart which 
was open to the appeals of the poor and needy and unfortunate. 
He is described as **of medium height, of a florid complexion, 
high forehead and erect carriage, a man of strong friendship, 
although very undemonstrative in expressing his feelings." 
After his death a sermon was delivered by his pastor, Rev. Alonzo 
Hill, from the text: "All ye that are about him, bemoan him; 
and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff 
broken, and the beautiful rod!" This sermon was published 
and from it and from a short sketch published in "Reminiscences 
and Biographical Notices of the Worcester Fire Society," Fifth 
Series, this account of him has been extracted. His portrait is 
owned by the Worcester Children's Friend Society. He was 
never married. 


From a painting n the State House at Augusta, Me. 


aacbc e. . Enoch, son of Levi (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln of Worcester, Mass., 
born Dec. 28, 1788, at Worcester; died Oct. 8, 1829, at Augusta, 
Me. He was never married, though betrothed for several years 
to Miss Mary-Chadbourne Page of Fryeburg, Me. The follow- 
ing account of his life was written by his brother William, and 
is taken from the ''History of Worcester," pp. 244-6, and is a 
good example of the latter's terse and vigorous writing. Other 
biographical notices of Mr. Lincoln may be found in the ''Maine 
Historical and Genealogical Recorder," vol. iii, p. 139, and in 
the Worcester newspapers published at the time of his death. 

"He entered the sophomore class of Harvard College in 1806. 
One of those unhappy commotions, which have disturbed the 
repose of the ancient seat of learning in Cambridge, occurred 
in 1808, and he voluntarily withdrew from the University during 
his senior year. His professional studies were pursued in the 
office of his brother, Levi Lincoln. He was admitted attorney 
in 1811, and commenced business in Salem, Mass. In 1812, 
he returned to Worcester, and practised here until the spring 
of 1813, when he settled in Fryeburg, Maine. While resident 
there he published 'The Village,' a poem descriptive of the 
beautiful scenery of the fairest town on the stream of the Saco, 
of the wild and romantic region around, and of the social con- 
dition of the population of the youthful state.* In 1815 he was 
appointed deputy by Hon. William P. Preble, then District 
Attorney of the United States. In 1819, he was elected to 
Congress, and removed to Paris, the capital of the county. He 
continued to represent the district of Oxford in the national 
legislature until 1826. He was elected governor of Maine for 
three years succeeding that date, with the approbation of the 
two political parties, and with unanimity almost unprecedented 
in times of feverish excitement. In the spring of 1829, he de- 
cHned being again candidate, intending, in retirement, amid 
the pursuits of agriculture dear to him from education, in the 
cultivation of the natural sciences, with the flowers and fields 
he loved, and the literary avocations he delighted to follow, 
to seek means of usefulness and happiiiess. In the autumn, 
induced by ardent desire to promote the cause of education, he 

*The Village; a poem with an Appendix. Portland. Published by Edward Little and Co., 
1816. C. Norris & Co., printers, pp. 180, 16 mo. 


visited Augusta, to address the Female Academy, founded there 
by a philanthropic citizen. Suffering from severe sickness, 
the performance of the task exhausted his strength, and he 
became a martyr to the effort. He retired from the exercises 
to the house of a friend, where he died, three days after, at the 
age of forty years. 

''His proclamations were marked with purity and expansive 
liberality of sentiment, and terse felicity of expression.* Official 
correspondence, vindicating, with decision and dignity, the 
rights of the state, was published among the documents of the 
contested north eastern boundary. His contributions to the 
press were characterized by singular elegance of style, masculine 
energy of thought, and comprehensive views. An extended work, 
illustrative of the history and resources of Maine was left un- 
finished in manuscript. t 

"In his moral constitution there were elements brighter than 
gifts of genius. Overflowing kindness of disposition, ready to 
do good to every human being, was associated with rectitude of 
judgment, and united to qualities giving to benevolence its 
highest value. The stedfast sense of justice was never debased 
by personal interest or feeling, or darkened by sectarian or party 
prejudice. Manly intrepidity, fearing nothing but the con- 
sciousness of doing wrong, was unshaken by the dread of un- 
deserved censure or popular excitement." 

Mr. Lincoln was buried with military honors, in a tomb erected 
for the purpose, on the grounds adjoining the State House at 
Augusta. One company of artillery, one of riflemen, and four of 
light infantry performed the escort duties, and a funeral oration 
was pronounced by Rev. Dr. Nichols of Portland. During the 
movement of the procession the bells were tolled and minute 
guns were fired. It was estimated that as many as four thousand 
people attended, a larger number than had ever been collected 
in Augusta on any previous occasion. 

At a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Portland the 
following vote was passed : 

*0ne of his Thanksgiving proclamations was so brief and comprehensive and was so popular 
that it was printed by his admirers on satin for general circulation. 

t" His poetical lucubrations appeared in the 'National Aegis' at Worcester over his signa- 
ture 'Zeno' and in the 'Patriot' at Boston in 1809, over that of 'Sylvester.' They were of a 
satirical character. The former gave offense to his female friends. At a later period he por- 
trayed the character of women in better terms." (Jennison Papers in Am. Ant. Soc. library.) 


''Whereas it has pleased the Almighty Ruler of the Universe 
in a sudden and affecting manner to remove by death one of our 
fellow citizens, who by the purity of his heart and the benevolence 
of his character has endeared himself to all who know him; and as 
this highly respectable individual has for several years enjoyed 
the highest honors the State could bestow, it seems highly proper 
that this town should join in the respect to be paid to his memory, 
it is therefore 

''Voted: that as a tribute of respect to the memory of Gover- 
nor Lincoln, the Selectmen and Representatives of this town be 
requested to attend his funeral at Augusta, and that such further 
measures be adopted to express the deep sense which the in- 
habitants feel on this mournful occasion, as the Selectmen may 
think proper." 

In accordance with the foregoing the selectman passed the 
following votes, at a meeting held Oct. 15, 1829: 

"Voted, to recommend that the bells of the several churches in 
town should be tolled on Thursday next, the day of the funeral of 
Governor Enoch Lincoln at Augusta, from one o'clock till sunset 
— and that the citizens be requested to suspend their business 
in the afternoon of said day, and that it be also recommended to 
hoist the flags of the shipping in the harbor on half mast as on 
Saturday last. 

"Voted, that the preceding recommendation be published in 
the several papers printed in this town." 

An oil portrait of Mr. Lincoln by an unknown artist is in the 
State House at Augusta. The American Antiquarian Society has 
five volumes of letters to him and one volume of his historical 
papers. For a more extended sketch of his life with a lengthy 
review of his poem, "The Village," see Maine Historical So- 
ciety's Collections, second series, vol. i, pp. 137-157; also ihid., 
series one, vol. i, pp. 305-340. 

aacbc j. William, son of Levi (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln of Worcester, Mass., born 
Sept. 26, 1801, at Worcester (Worcester records erroneously say 
1802) ; died Oct. 5, 1843, at Worcester. He joined the junior class 
at Harvard College in 1820, and graduated in 1822. He then 
studied law with his elder brother Levi, and the latter's partner, 


John Davis, and was admitted to the Worcester bar in 1825. 
In the following year he formed a partnership with his brother- 
in-law, Rejoice Newton, which continued until his death. He 
was much interested in antiquarian research, and was at various 
times hbrarian, corresponding secretary, secretary for domestic 
correspondence, and member of the committee of publication of 
the American Antiquarian Society. A voluminous and ready 
writer he was, at one time, editor of the ''National Aegis," and 
with Christopher-Columbus Baldwin published the ''Worcester 
Magazine and Historical Journal," which, however, reached 
only its second volume, but contains much historical matter 
relating to Worcester county. In 1837 he published a "History 
of Worcester"; a very complete and accurate history of the 
town from its settlement to that year, which still continues to 
be the standard book of reference for local historical students. 
In 1837 and 1838, he edited, under the authority of the State 
legislature, "The Journals of each Provincial Congress of Massa- 
chusetts in 1774 and 1775, and of the Committee of Safety," a 
volume of 738 pages. From 1832 until his death he was secretary 
of the Worcester County Institution for Savings. From 1835 
to 1840, he was a member of the State legislature and, in 1838, 
was appointed a trustee of the State Lunatic Hospital at Wor- 
cester. He was a member of the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety and was connected with many other societies and institu- 
tions, before which he was a frequent speaker, though but few { 
of his addresses and poems (of which it is known that he wrote 
some) are now extant. He began his public speaking at the early 
age of fourteen when he delivered an oration, July 4, 1816, "in 
commemoration of American Independence," which was printed. 
He was an active member of the Worcester Agricultural Society, 
and for several years was chairman of the judges of swine, his 
reports as such being "crisp and luscious as the choicest bits 
which those animals furnish for the table." The following ex- 
tracts from one of those reports show his humorous style : 

"Massachusetts is a glorious commonwealth. Her renown 
heretofore has been wreathed with the valor of her warriors, the 
wisdom of her statesmen, and the worth of her citizens. If 
hereafter, in the vicissitudes of human affairs, patriotism shall 
grow faint, and public and private virtue become impaired, the 


fame of our own beloved State may rest secure on the greatness 
of her pigs; and the lustre of her people, if unhappily it grows 
dim, be rekindled by the solid excellence of the inmates of the 
pens. . . . 

''In approaching the pleasant society of females, the loveliness 
of form and feature, sometimes leads admiration away from the 
handsomeness of doings to the grace of beings. The incorrupti- 
bleness of the court permitted no such seduction. The sow of 

Messrs appeared before them with ten 'sweet pledges' of 

maternal affection, frolicking merrily, and taking the young 
responsibility of feeding plentifully. The venerable matron, 
mother of this decimal family of suckers, who played over and 
around her, of the greatest boar of the festival, and of another 
troop of chubby, white-haired children, was thrice blessed in 
being worthy of the first premium of five dollars. The second 

premium was awarded to Mr. for a sow, beginning life 

by acquiring the rudiments of good breeding in Holden, and 
subsequently gaining legal settlement in Worcester." 

Mr. Lincoln is described as of medium height, of well-knit 
frame and sprightly gait, with keen and twinkling eyes and 

i dignified and affable manner. He was never married though 
^' iat one time betrothed. The only portrait ever taken of him 
was a miniature which was, at one time, in the possession of his 

J fiancee, but no trace of it has been found for many years. A 

i notice which appeared in the ''Massachusetts Spy" of Oct. 
11, 1843, thus speaks of him: 

"Liberally gifted by nature, accompHshed by varied study, 
and prodigal of personal toil, the midnight lamp now lighted 
him along the bye-paths of learning into trackless corners and 
antiquated haunts, and now gleamed upon the page that sparkled 
with the pungent wit and lively humor of his flowing composi- 
tions. . . . He has sown broadcast the seeds of meritorious 
recollections, which spring up and overshadow all others; and 
when those who remember him with affection shall be beside 
him in the grave, his works will remain a graceful and honorable 

^'memorial of his abihties." 

aacbe b. Francis, son of Amos (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Deborah (Revere) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., born 


March 29, 1783, at Boston; died Aug. 27, 1849, at Boston. He 
became a crockery merchant, with his place of business on Long 
Wharf and afterwards, for the greater part of his business Hfe, 
on India Wharf. At the time of his marriage he lived on Nassau 
street but, later, removed successively to South Bennett, Essex, 
Kneeland and Dover streets and was living in the last named 
when he died. In 1846, he was appointed superintendent of 
burials, and in that year he is described in the City Directory 
as ''undertaker." He held the office until about three months 
before his death, when he resigned on account of ill health. He 
was a member of the Boston Light Infantry in 1814. 

He married, February, 1807, at New South Church, Boston 
(intentions published Jan. 1, 1807), Eliza-Langdon^, daughter of 
Ebenezer^ {Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, Nathaniel^, WiU 
liawP) and Joanna (Langdon) Frothingham of Boston, born 1783, 
at Boston; died Aug. 22, 1868, at Boston ''aged 85 years." 
(Mass. Vital Records; Boston City Directories; Boston Daily 
Advertiser, Aug. 29, 1849; Frothingham Genealogy, pp. 58, 62, 
117; Gen.^s & Estates of Charlestown, vol. i, p. 384; New Eng. 
Hist. & Gen. Register, v*ol. xviii, p. 202.) 

October 15, 1849, Eliza Lincoln was appointed administratrix 
on the estate of "her late husband, Francis Lincoln, Gent, late 
of Boston." (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. ccxxi, p. 

Children, born at Boston: 

aache ha. Francis, born 1808; died Sept. 22, 1878, at Boston, aged 70 years, * 
unmarried. The petition of Aaron D. Hubbard of Boston for administra- 
tion on the estate of Francis Lincoln, late of Boston, a bachelor, says 
he died Sept. 22, 1878, intestate, leaving as next of kin, Mary-Frothing- 
ham Lincoln of Boston, sister, and Elizabeth-Frothingham Lincoln 
of Somerville, sister. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. dvii, p. 

aache bh. Elizabeth-Frothingham, born May, 1809; died Feb. 13, 1888, 
at Somerville, Mass., unmarried; The petition of Ephraim L. Frothing- 
ham of Milton for appointment as administrator on the estate of Elizabeth 
Frothingham Lincoln, spinster, of Boston, deceased, recites that she 
died Feb. 13, 1888, leaving as only next of kin her sister, Mary-Frothing- 
ham Lincoln of Boston. {Ibid., vol. dcvi, p. 283.) 

aache he. Arthur, born June, 1810; died Sept. 12, 1810, "aged 11 weeks." 

aacbe hd. Mary-Frothingham, born Sept. 12, 1811; died May 25, 1897, 
at Boston, unmarried. Her will, dated June 14, 1888, probated June 
24, 1897, names her cousin Ephraim-Langdon Frothingham as sole 
heir and legatee, and executor. {Ibid., vol. dccxxix, p. 42.) 


aacbe be. Abby-Frothingham, born Oct. 11, 1815, bapt. Feb. 5, 1816, at 

First Church; died Aug. 13, 1850, at Boston, unmarried, "aged 30 

years, 10 months, 2 days," according to Mass. Vital Records, but the 

years must be an error. 
aacbe bf. Joanna-Frothingham, born February, 1817, bapt. Nov. 23, 1820, 

at First Church; died Dec. 17, 1876, at Boston, unmarried, "aged 59 

years, 10 months." 
aacbe bg. Langdon, bapt. Nov. 23, 1820, with his si^er Joanna at First 

Church; died young. Gravestone at Mt. Auburn calls him Langdon- 

aacbe bh. John-Bumstead, born 1822, bapt. Apr. 21, 1822, at First Church; 

died Sept. 13, 1848, at Boston, unmarried, "aged 27 years," and was 

buried in the family lot of Jedediah Lincoln, aacbi, No. 7, Copps Hill. 

(Boston Records.) 

aacbe d. Louis, son of Amos (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Deborah (Revere) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., born 
March 4, 1787, at Boston; died Dec. 20, 1827, at Boston. He 
was a sail maker, having his loft successively on Howards wharf, 
Lewis wharf and Eustis wharf in Boston. According to the 
Boston directory for 1816, his house was then on North street, 
but no residence is given in other years, and from probate records 
it is probable that he lived during most of those years in Charles- 
town, Mass. 

He married (1), May 20, 1810, at Boston, Rebecca-Hill Butler, 
who was born 1786, and died Nov. 6, 1812, at Boston, ''aged 26 
years." She is buried, as are her husband and his second wife, in 
lot Number 7, Copps Hill burying ground. 

He married (2), Nov. 26, 1815, at Burlington, Mass., Mary- 
Hathorne Knight, who is called ''of Burlington'' in Woburn 
records where her marriage is recorded. She died May 23, 1825, 
at Boston, but the Boston records describe her as "from Canton, 

He married (3), Jan. 22, 1826, at Burlington, Abigail-Reed, 
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Reed) Walker of Burlington, 
born July 3, 1801, at BurHngton; died Aug. 24, 1885, at Woburn, 
Mass., "aged 84 years, 1 month, 21 days." She married (2), 
Oct. 3, 1833, at Charlestown, James, son of David and Mary 
(Frothingham) Fosdick of Charlestown, born Jan. 8, 1789, at 
Charlestown; died there Sept. 26, 1854. They had two children: 
Mary-Abby, born Oct. 25, 1834, and Lincoln, who died June 9, 
1843, aged 4 years, 8 months. Mr. Fosdick's first wife, by whom 


he had seven children and who died in 1833, was Sophia Goodell. 
(Boston Records; Woburn Records; Estates & Gen.'s of Charles- 
town, vol. i, p. 358.) Mr. Lincoln had no children by his first 
and third wives. 

January 8, 1828, Abigail R. Lincoln of Charlestown represents 
that Louis Lincoln, sail maker, who last dwelt in Charlestown 
within one year last past died intestate . . . that she is the 
widow of said deceased and asks to be appointed administratrix. 
She was so appointed and gave bonds with Francis Lincoln of 
Boston and Frederic W. Lincoln of Canton as sureties. Her 
account shows that one third of the estate was retained by her as 
widow and two thirds was paid to Frederic W. Lincoln as guar- 
dian of the two children and heirs of said deceased. 

February 19, 1828, Frederic W. Lincoln certified ''that Frederick 
W. Lincoln and Harriet M. Lincoln are minors under the age of 
14 years and children of Louis Lincoln, late of Charlestown, 
sail maker, dec'd ; that the mother of said minors is also deceased, 
that the Pet'r is the uncle of said minors^' and asked to be appointed : 
guardian, and he was so appointed with Joseph W. Revere of 
Boston and Thomas Tolman of Canton as sureties. (Middlesex , 
County Probate Files.) 

Children, by second wife, born at Boston: 

aacbe da. Frederic-Walker, born Feb. 27, 1817. 

aacbe db. Harriet-Moody, born May 6, 1819; died July 22, 1844, at 
Canton, Mass.; married, Dec. 23, 1839, at Canton, Ezra^, son of Ezra® j 
{John^, John^, John^, John^, George^) and Hannah (Poor) Abbot of 
Andover, Mass., born Nov. 27 or 29, 1808, at Andover, bapt. Dec. 4, 
1808; died Apr. 21, 1872, at Canton. He graduated at Harvard Medical 
School in 1837, and practised his profession at Canton. He married 
(2), Nov. 24, 1852, at Bath, Me., Caroline-Howard, daughter of Abra- 
ham-Orne and Hannah-Sprague (Wales) Lincoln of Bath, aacbe Iby 
born July 4, 1824, at Bath; died Apr. 21, 1881, at Andover; by whom he 
had three children. (Andover Records; Canton Records; Essex Anti- 
quarian, vol. i, p. 100; Abbot Family, p. 4; Desc'ts of George Abbot, 
p. 674; Pickering Genealogy, p. 1037.) 
Child, born at Canton : 

a. Ezra-Lincoln, born June 2, 1841; mar. Margaret Armstrong. 

aacbe h. Amos, son of Amos {Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Deborah (Revere) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., born 
Sept. 1, 1794, at Boston; died Jan. 2, 1829, at Boston. He is 
described in the Boston directories until 1828, the year before 


his death, as a "painter," living on Prince street, corner of Hano- 
ver, with his shop at 61 Ann street. In 1828, however, he is 
called a "grocer" at 137 Ann street, his residence being as before. 
He was buried in Copps Hill burying ground. 

He married, Nov. 9, 1817, at Marblehead, Mass., Rebecca- 
Trevett, daughter of Jonathan-Glover and Sally (Trevett) Bartol, 
of Marblehead, born Apr. 24, 1798, at Marblehead; died Jan. 5, 
1858, at Boston, "aged 65 years" say Massachusetts Vital 
Records. She married (2), Apr. 14, 1839, at Boston, by Rev. 
Thomas M. Clark, Philip Brown and had a daughter Rebecca, 
who is said to have married Jerome Redding of Boston. (Boston 
Records; Marblehead Records.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

aacbe ha. Amos, born September, 1818, bapt. Dec. 13, 1818, at Christ 

aacbe hb. Samuel-Russell-Trevett, born 1820, bapt. March 15, 1829 
[szc], at Christ Church, probably an error for 1820. 
I aacbe he. Rebecca, born May, 1823, bapt. March 21, 1823 [.sic"}, at Christ 
Church; died March 30, 1824, at Boston, "aged 10 months" say the 
Boston records, in which either her age is wrongly given or there is an 
error in the date of baptism. 

Note: In the absence of birth records the following probate records 
are valuable: Dec. 14, 1829, Nathan Josselyn, aacbe k, of Quincy, Mass. 
petitioned to be appointed guardian of Amos and Samuel T. Lincoln, 
minors under fourteen, children of Amos Lincoln, late of Boston. Re- 
becca T. Lincoln, the mother, joined in the request. February 22, 1836, 
Rebecca T, Lincoln, widow, petitioned to be appointed guardian of 
Amos and Samuel T. Lincoln, her children, over fourteen. (Suffolk 
County Probate Records, Vols, ccclxxvi, p. 103; ccclxxvii, p. 247.) 

aacbe i. Frederic-Walker, son of Amos {Enoch, Jedediah, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Deborah (Revere) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., 
born June 12, 1796, at Boston; died Jan. 10, 1871, at Boston, 
after a brief illness of three days. He lived at Boston but had 
a summer home at Canton, Mass., near the works of the Revere 
Copper company, with whose business he was for many years 
identified in connection with the late Mr. Joseph W. Revere. 
In his younger days he was an active Whig and took a deep 
interest in military affairs. He was senior aid-de-camp to 
-Governor Emory Washburn, whence he derived the title of 
Colonel, by which he was thereafter always known. He held 
imany other offices of honor and public trust, and in private life 


was much esteemed, while his business was characterized by in- 
tegrity and frankness. (Boston Daily Advertiser, Jan. 12, 1871.) 

He married, August, 1819, at Boston, AmeHa, daughter of 
John-Day and Lucy (Clark) Howard of Boston, born Nov. 6, 
1797, at Boston; died March 27, 1874, at Boston, according to 
the family records of Frederic- Walker Lincoln, Jr., aache dab, 
but Massachusetts Vital Records and her gravestone at Mount 
Auburn say she died March 25. She was probably a niece of 
Mrs. Martha (Howard) Robb, the third wife of Amos Lincoln 
and step-mother of Frederic- Walker Lincoln. 

They had no children. 

aacbe L Abraham-Orne, son of Amos {Enoch, Jedediah, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Eliza (Revere) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., 
born June 18, 1801, at Boston; died July 25, 1839, at Bath, Me., 
according to his gravestone though the cemetery records say 
July 28, but this is probably the date of burial. Mr. Lincoln 
removed to Bath before his marriage and was a sail maker, 
being so described in a deed, dated June 9, 1836, in which he and 
his wife Hannah S. conveyed an estate in Bath. (Sagadahoc 
County Deeds, vol. xii, f. 465). He left no will, and administra- 
tion on his estate was granted to Hannah S. Lincoln, his widow, 
Aug. 20, 1839. (Lincoln County Probate Records, vol. xxxix, 
p. 283.) 

He married, July 25, 1822, at Bath, Hannah-Sprague, daughter ( 
of Atherton and Caroline (Sprague) Wales, who were probably 
of Damariscotta, Me. She was born in 1798 and died Apr. 16, 
1867, at Bath, ''aged 69 years." She married (2), Oct. 9, 1857, ' 
at Bath, Deacon David, son of Henry and Sarah (Henry) Sewall 
of Bath, born Feb. 6, 1780; died Nov. 24, 1869, at Bath. His 
first wife, who was named EHzabeth C, died Dec. 27, 1855, at 
Bath, ''aged seventy three years, two months." 

Mr. Lincoln and four of his children are buried in Maplegrove 
cemetery at Bath, the gravestones being lettered as follows: 

"Mr. t Abraham O. Lincoln t died t July 25, 1839 J aet. 38." 

"Frederic R. J son of t Abraham & Hannah t S. W. Lin- 
coln, died t Jan. 13, 1843 t ae. 19 yrs. 9 mos." 

"Abraham O t son of Abraham 0. & t Hannah S. Lincoln t 
died April 6th J 1834 { aged 4 years 8 months." 


'Trances J. t dau. of t Abraham O. & Hannah | S. Lincoln, 
died t Dec. 6, 1845 J aged 19 yrs. & 9 mos." 

*'AmeHa H | dau. of Abram O. J & Hannah S. J Lincoln, 
died I Mar. 5, 1856, J aet 22 yrs." 

No stone marks the grave of Mrs. Hannah-Sprague ( [Wales] 
Lincoln) Sewall, though her body is buried in the same cemetery. 
(Desc'ts of Ezra Abbot, p. 674; Maine Hist. & Gen, Reg., vol. vi, 
p. 479; Bath Records; Family Bible; Gravestones; Cemetery 

Children, born at Bath: 

aache la. Frederic-Revere, born Apr, 13, 1823; died Jan. 13, 1843, un- 

aacbe lb. Caroline-Howard, born July 4, 1824 (or 1825); died Apr. 21, 
1881, at Andover, Mass.; married, Nov. 24, 1852, at Bath, Ezra, son of 
Ezra and Hannah (Poor) Abbot of Andover, born Nov. 27, 1808, at 
Andover; died Apr. 21, 1872, at Canton, Mass., where they had Uved. 
He was a physician. She was his second wife, he having married (1) 
her cousin, Harriet-Moody Lincoln, aache dh, which see. (Desc'ts of 
George Abbot, pp. 675, 826.) 
Children, born at Canton: 

a. John-Howard, born June 24, 1855; mar. Jessie-Lincoln Gunnill. 

b. George, born March 29, 1860; mar. Agnes-Margaret Radford. 

c. Lucy-Amelia, born May 5, 1864; mar. Samuel-Dale Stevens. 
aacbe Ic. France s-Josselyn, born March 8, 1826; died Dec. 6, 1845, at 

Bath, unmarried. 
aacbe Id. Levi-Louis, born Dec. 4, 1827. 

aacbe le. Abraham-Orne, born Aug. 31, 1829; died Apr. 6, 1834. 
aacbe If. Augustus-Clark, born March 12, 1831. 
aacbe Ig. Hannah-Amelia, born Apr. 25, 1832 (or 1833); died March 5, 

1856, at Canton, unmarried. (Mass. Vital Records.) 

aacbg c. Ezra, son of Ezra (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Rachel (Gushing) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., born 
Oct. 13, 1789, at Hingham; died Feb. 1, 1850, at Boston, Mass. 
He removed to Boston when a young man and became a printer, 
his printing office being, for the greater part of his life, at number 
14 Congress street. He lived during his whole married life on 
Myrtle street at number 38. He and his wife were members 
of the Park Street Church. In politics he was a strong Whig. 

He married, Nov. 19, 1814, at Boston, by Rev. Thomas Bald- 
win, Chastine, daughter of Samuel and Nancy Hartwell of 
Lancaster, N. H., born May, 1792, at Lancaster; died Jan. 24, 
1875, at Boston, ''aged 82 years, 8 months." Her father was a 


native of Lunenburg, Mass., but her mother was born in Ire- 
land. (Mass. Vital Records; Boston Records; Hist, of Hingham, 
vol. ii, p. 472; Hist, of Pembroke, N. H., p. 57; Family Records.) 

Mr. Lincoln's will, dated March 19, 1847, probated March 4, 
1850, names: wife Chastine Lincoln; son Hartwell; house on 
Myrtle street; sister Charlotte Lincoln of Hingham; daughter 
Adeline Lincoln; daughter Chastine Cushing, wife of Andrew 
Gushing; granddaughter Chastine L. Cushing; children, Chastine 
Cushing, Adeline Lincoln, Ezra Lincoln, Hartwell Lincoln, 
Catherine Lincoln, Jerom Lincoln and Lowell Lincoln. Son 
Ezra executor. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. cxlviii^ 
p. 119.) 

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are buried at Hingham, their gravestone 
being inscribed as follows: 

*'Ezra Lincoln J died Feb. 1, 1850 t aged 60 years t Chastine 
t wife of Ezra Lincoln J died Jan. 24, 1875 { aged 82 years.'' 

Their children Emeline, Lowell, Adeline and the two Hartwells 
are also buried in Hingham cemetery. 

Children, born at Boston: 

aacbg ca. Chastine, born Feb. 6, 1816; died Dec. 10, 1889, at Boston; 
married, Nov. 1, 1842, at Boston, Andrew^, son of George^ {Georg^, 
Joseph'^, Joseph^, Johv}, Matthew^) and Nancy (Cushing) Cushing of 
South Scituate, now Norwell, Mass., born Sept. 24, 1814, at South 
Scituate ; died Nov. 6, 1892, at Boston. He was city missionary of Boston, 
where he Uved,^ and an original member of Mount Vernon Church, of 
which he was deacon. He and his wife are buried at Mount Auburn. 
(Scituate Records; Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, pp. 150-2; Family Records 
of Chastine-Lincoln Cushing, aachg caa; Boston Records, which say 
they were married Nov. 18.) 
Children, born at Boston: 

a. Chastine-Lincoln, born Oct. 12, 1844; hving, 1910, unmarried. 

b. Andrew-Lincoln, born 1848; died August, 1850. 

aacbg cb. Adeline, born July 15, 1817; died Jan. 1, 1890, at Boston, un- 
married. Her will, dated June 12, 1889, probated Feb. 3, 1890, names: 
"family lot in the cemetery at Hingham," nieces, Helen-Stevens Jordan, 
Clara L. Lincoln, Chastine Cushing, and Ethel Lincoln; nephews, Lowell 
Lincoln, Ezra Lincoln, and Jerome B. Lincoln; grandnieces, Helen 
Jordan and Marion Jordan; Andrew Cushing; and "brother Lowell 
Lincoln in trust for my brother Hartwell Lincoln." (Suffolk County 
Probate Records, vol. dcxxv, p. 75.) 

aacbg cc. Ezra, born March 12, 1819. 

aacbg cd. Hartwell, born April, 1821; died Dec. 5, 1822, "aged 1 year, 8 
months." (Gravestone.) 

aacbg ce. Hartwell, born Feb. 9, 1823; died Apr. 8, 1899, in a sanatorium 
near Baltimore, Md., unmarried. 


aachg cf. Emeline, born February, 1825; died July 15, 1829, "aged 4 years, 
5 months." (Gravestone.) 

aachg eg. Catherine, born March 20, 1827; died Oct. 27, 1909, at Boston; 
married, June 26, 1850, at Boston, Benjamin-Frankhn, son of Benjamin 
and Matilda (Sprague) Stevens of Boston, born March 6, 1824, at Boston; 
died Apr. 10, 1908, at Boston. He was president of the New England 
Mutual Life Insurance Company and lived in Boston. He went round the 
world in 1844-7, on the U. S. frigate "Constitution" as clerk to her 
commander. Captain John Percival. An account by him of this journey 
was pubhshed in "The United Service Magazine" and was reprinted in 
1904. (Mass. Vital Records; Records of Mrs. Helen-Lincoln [Stevens] 

Children, born at Boston: 

a. Helen-Lincoln, born Apr. 21, 1851; mar. James-Clark Jordan. 

b. John-Percival, born Apr. 3, 1853; died May 5, 1854. 

c. Henry-Clifford, \ ,^^„ ^, n lot-r. / died March 24, 1871. 

d. Henrietta, / ^"^ O"'' "' ^^^^' \ died Aug. 21, 1858. 
aacbg ch. Jerom, born July 16, 1829. 

aacbg d. A child, died unnamed. 

aacbg cj. Lowell, born October, 1832; died Aug. 8, 1835, "aged 2 years, 10 

months." (Gravestone.) 
aacbg ck. Lowell, born June 28, 1836. 

aacbi a. Alexander-Edwards, son of Jedediah {Enoch, 
Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) and Betsey (Edwards) Lincoln of 
Boston, Mass., born July 12, 1786, at Boston; died Apr. 3, 1832, 
at Boston. These dates are from the family Bible; "Bronsdon 
and Box FamiHes," p. 44, says he was born Aug. 23, 1783; Boston 
records say he died Apr. 4, 1832. In the Boston directories 
from 1818 to 1827, he is described as "wharfinger" and "wood- 
wharfinger" on Lynn street. His name does not appear after 

He married, June 2, 1816, at Boston, by Rev. Paul Dean, 
Sarah Watts, who was born in 1790 and died Oct. 9, 1831, at 
Boston, "aged 41 years." 

If they had more than one child, evidence of them is yet to be 
found. (Boston Records.) 

aacbi aa. Jedediah, born 1817; died Feb. 2, 1825, "aged 8 years," at Boston. 

aacda e. Leavitt, son of William {William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Jael (Gushing) Lincoln of Marlborough, N. H., born 
June 22, 1797, at Marlborough; died Dec. 17, 1887, at New 
Ipswich, N. H. He was a "cordwainer" and farmer. After his 
first marriage he seems to have lived for a while at Townsend, 


Mass., since on March 8, 1825, he, being then described as 
"cordwainer of Townsend," with Sibyl, his wife, conveyed land 
and buildings in Townsend. They probably removed about this 
time to Ashby, Mass., and there remained until the Spring of 
1852, being described in deeds dated June 29, 1846, Dec. 9, 1847, 
July 9, 1850, Apr. 2, and May 17, 1852, as ''of Ashby," in all of 
which deeds he, with his wife Sibyl, conveyed real estate in 
Ashby. On Sept. 2, 1852, however, they conveyed 24 acres in the 
west part of Townsend, being then described as ''of Winchendon, 
Mass." On Oct. 28, 1853, being still "of Winchendon," they 
conveyed 21 acres in Ashby; and Apr. 13, 1860, Leavitt Lincoln 
of Winchendon and Sibyl his wife conveyed land and appur- 
tenances one half mile south of Ashby meeting house. (Middle- 
sex County Deeds, vols, cclxiii, f. 445; ccccxcv, p. 273; dxxiii, 
f. 219; dlxxxviii, f. 296; dclccvi, f. 256; dclxix, f. 51; dcxlvii, f. 
171; dclxix, f. 82; dcccxxxvi, f. 571.) From Winchendon, where 
he appears to have lived until the death of his first wife, he 
returned to New Ipswich and probably continued to live there 
until his death. 

He married (1), about 1820, SybiP, daughter of Thomas^ 
(Timothy^, John^, John^, John}) and Deliverance (Blanchard) 
Heald of New Ipswich, born Apr. 7, 1792, at New Ipswich; died 
Jan. 17, 1864, at Winchendon. (Hist, of New Ipswich, p. 460; 
Mass. Vital Records.) 

He married (2) Mrs. Mary (Heald) Shattuck, widow of 
Francis Shattuck of New Ipswich, who died Apr. 8, 1842. She 
was sister of his first wife; was born Feb. 29, 1796, at New 
Ipswich, and died Dec. 9, 1874. She had two children by Mr. 
Shattuck but none by Mr. Lincoln. (Hist, of New Ipswich, 
p. 605; Shattuck Memorials, p. 346; Records of Mrs. Alonzo A. 
Carr, aacda ge.) 

He married (3), June 6, 1876, at New Ipswich, BeHnda Mc- 
Donough, a maiden lady who is said to have been a native of 
Ireland and who was then 49 years old. She died in the winter 
of 1894-5, at New Ipswich. (Mass. Vital Records; Hist, of 
Marlborough, N. H., p. 560.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Ashby: 

aacda ea. Maria-Heald, born 1823 ; died Apr. 23, 1846, at Ashby, unmarried. 
She was admitted to the church at Ashby in 1842. » 

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aacda eb. Henry M., born June 2, 1827; died Aug. 5, 1853, at Westminster, 
Mass., unmarried. He was admitted to Ashby Congregational Church 
in 1843. He was a physician, "a young man of urbane manners and much 
medical skill," and in 1852 removed to Westminster, succeeding to the 
practice of Dr. John White. 

aacda ec. Cyrus S., born 1829; died Apr. 1, 1849, at Ashby, unmarried. 
He was a house painter. 

aacda ed. Mira S., born 1833; died May 29, 1849, at Ashby "aet. 16." 

aacda ee. William, born Oct. 3, 1840. He was a physician; was twice mar- 
ried, his first wife being a Winchendon lady. He had a son who was also 
a physician, and is said to have lived at Wabasha, Minn. 

aacdb b. Solomon, son of Otis {William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln of Perry, Me., born 
June 27, 1792, in Nova Scotia (perhaps at Truro); died Sept. 10, 
1849, at Perry, aged, according to his gravestone, '^56 years, 
8 months," which would make him born in January, 1793. 
(Perry Records.) His father gave him, July 10, 1814, one 
hundred acres of land from his homestead, calHng him ''yeoman'' 
in the deed. (Washington County Deeds, vol. xx, f. 440.) On 
this farm he passed his life. He was elected a member of the 
First Parish of Perry, Apr. 7, 1828. (Bangor Hist. Recorder, 
vol. ix, p. 40.) 

He married, intentions published Nov. 8, 1818, at Perry and 
certificate given Nov. 24, 1818, at Lubec, Me., Eleanor M., 
daughter of Jacob and Martha (Cook) Gove of Lubec, born 
Dec. 29, 1794, at Lubec; died Nov. 13, 1873, at Perry. (Lubec 
Records; Perry Records, which say she was born in 1792.) 

Children, born at Perry: 

aacdb ha. Mary-Martha, born Oct. 4, 1819; died Dec. 7, 1849, at Eastport, 
Me.; married, Nov. 25, 1844, at Eastport, George^, son of SamueP 
{Samuel^) and Jane (Cockran) Leighton of Eastport, born Apr. 9, 1820, 
at Eastport; died Aug. 28, 1876, at Lowell, Mass. He was a carpenter 
and lived at Eastport until 1860, when he removed to Lowell, where he 
passed the remainder of his life. He married (2), Apr. 25, 1852, at 
Eastport, his first wife's sister, Elizabeth, aacdb be. Mrs. Mary-Martha 
Leighton and her son Frederic are buried in Eastport cemetery. The 
gravestones are inscribed as follows : 

"Mary M. % wife of % George Laighton t died % Dec. 7, 1849 J Ae 
30 yrs. 2 mos. % Frederic % their son % died Oct. 15, 1849 % Ae 18 mos." 
(Eastport Records; Records of Mrs. EUzabeth Leighton.) 

Children, born at Eastport: 

a. Mary-Matilda, born Feb. 22, 1846; mar. William-John Wood. 

b. Frederic, born April, 1848; died Oct. 15, 1849. 

axicdb bb. James-Edward, born Oct. 8, 1821; died July 5, 1870, at Perry, 
unmarried. He became insane. 


aacdb he. Elizabeth, born July 28, 1824; living, 1911, at South Chelmsford, 
Mass. ; married, Apr. 25, 1852, at Eastport, Me., George Leighton, who 
had previously married her sister Mary-Martha. See aacdb ha. 
Children, born: a-c at Eastport; d, e at Lowell, Mass.: 

a. A CHILD, born Aug. 21, 1853; died Aug. 27, 1853, unnamed. 
h. Sarah-Capen, born Dec. 8, 1855; living, unmarried, 1911. 

c. Ellen-Eliza, born Aug. 1, 1858; died May 11, 1860. 

d. Lucy-Jane, born Nov. 17, 1861; died Oct. 20, 1889, unmarried. 

e. Ellen-Elizabeth, born Jan. 10, 1864; died Aug. 4, 1864. 
aacdb bd. Solomon-Henry, born Sept. 3, 1826. 

aacdh he. Lydia-Ellen, born Nov. 20, 1829; died Aug. 10, 1902, at Perry; 
married, Jan. 21, 1855, at Perry, John, son of John and Mary (Molle- 
neaux) Doring of Eastport, Me., born Aug. 13, 1824, at Indian Island, New 
Brunswick; died Apr. 29, 1907, at Perry. Eastport records call him son 
of William Doring who came from Ireland, but the family say this is an 
error. He was adopted when a boy by Robinson Lincoln, aacdh h. 
He became a farmer and lived in Perry at Birch Point. He was selectman 
for several years and was a much respected and influential citizen. His 
will, dated Sept. 20, 1902, filed Jan. 3, 1908, names: daughters Elizabeth 
A. Doring, Mary E. Gardner and Jessie Doring; sons Frederick W., Robin- 
son L. and John-Henry Doring. (Washington County Probate Files; 
Perry Records; Family Records.) 
Children, born at Perry: 

a. Ida-May, born Nov. 10, 1855; died March 1, 1873. 

h. John-Henry, born Jan. 26, 1857; living, 1911, unmarried. 

c. Frederic- William, born Sept. 23, 1859; mar. Mary Cooke. 

d. Mary-Ellen, born May 8, 1861; mar. Byron-Leonard Gardner. 

e. Robinson-Lincoln, born Apr. 24, 1864; mar. Venetia Glen- 

/. Laura-Matilda, born Jan. 9, 1868; died Dec. 26, 1873. 

g. Jessie, born May 21, 1870; living, 1911, unmarried. 

h. Elizabeth- Appleby, born Apr. 22, 1874; living, 1911, unmarried. 

aacdb e. Otis, son of Otis {William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln of Perry, Me., born 
June 22, 1799, at Perry; died March 23, 1874, at Perry. He 
lived at Perry and was a farmer, but in a deed dated Nov. 22, 
1820, by which his father gave him one hundred acres of his 
homestead land, he is described as ''cordwainer." (Washington 
County Deeds, vol. xx, f. 440.) He was member and treasurer 
of the First Parish of Perry. 

He married, March 28, 1824, at Edmunds, Me., Mary- 
Richards, daughter of Benjamin-Richards and Mehitable-Lewis 
(Hersey) Jones of Dennysville, Me., born May 2, 1802, at 
Dennysville; died Apr. 4, 1892, at Eastport, Me. (Perry Rec- 
ords; Bangor Hist. Recorder, vols, vii, pp. 46, 133; ix, p. 40; 
Family Records.) 


Children, born at Perry: 

aacdb ea. Caroline-Jones, born Sept. 17, 1827; died Jan. 24, 1897, at 
Charlotte, Me.; married, May 24, 1854, at Perry, Daniel-Johnson, son of 
Ebenezer and Sally (Johnson) Fisher of Charlotte, born Sept. 14, 1829, 
at Charlotte; living, 1910, at Potsdam, N. Y. He lived at Charlotte 
and was a farmer. He held all the town offices and was representative 
to the State legislature in 1866 and 1883. His four sons were all 
Universalist ministers. (Fisher Genealogy, 1898 ed., pp. 204, 309.) 
Children, born at Charlotte: 

a. Daniel-Lincoln, born March 11, 1855; mar. Clara- Aspinwall 

b. Lewis-Beals, born Apr. 30, 1857; mar. Fanny A. Shaw. 

c. Lee-Howard, born Jan. 9, 1860; mar. Mary-EHzabeth Blaisdell. 

d. Mary-Eva, born March 22, 1862; mar. Fremont-Jesse Sprague. 

e. Thomas-Baldwin-Thayer, born July 22, 1865; mar. Nellie B. 

aacdb eb. George-Otis, born May 5, 1830. 

aacdb ec. Lewis-Jones, born Apr. 6, 1832; died Nov. 18, 1906, at Whiting, 
Me. He lived at Eastport and Lubec, Me. He married (1), about 1860, 
at Machias, Me., Lydia-Jane, daughter of James and Lucretia B. (Crane) 
Gilpatrick of Whiting. She was born July 1, 1839, at Whiting and was 
living in 1911, at Minneapolis, Minn. He was divorced from her on the 
ground of desertion Jan. 4, 1893, and married (2), May 23, 1903, at 
Machias, Lucretia, daughter of Hatevil and Rebecca (Crane) Bell of 
Whiting, born June 22, 1836, at Whiting; died Dec. 8, 1908, at Whiting. 
The petition of Lucretia B. Lincoln of Whiting, dated Apr. 8, 1907, repre- 
sents that Lewis J. Lincoln, who last dwelt in Whiting, died Nov. 18, 
1906, intestate, leaving a widow (the petitioner) and as only living heirs 
at law: Herbert R. Lincoln of Eastport, brother; Otis Lincoln of Milton, 
Mass., brother; Eva L. Sabine of Lowell, Mass., sister; children of George 
O. of unknown whereabouts, a brother; and children of Caroline of un- 
known whereabouts, a sister. (Washington County Probate Files.) 
Mr. Lincoln had no children. (Information of Mrs. J. A. Lambe, Whiting, 

aacdb ed. Mary-Otis, born Apr. 26, 1834; died March 14, 1852, at Perry, 

aacdb ee. Herbert-Richmond, born Sept. 3, 1836. 

aacdb ef . Otis, born March 20, 1842. 

aacdb eg. Eva-Richards, born March 8, 1844; living, 1910, at Lowell, 
Mass.; married, Sept. 1, 1869, at Springfield, Mass., Edward- Andrews, 
son of EUphalet- Young and Paulina-Fletcher (Coney) Sabine of Eastport, 
Me., born Feb. 17, 1842, at Eastport. He is, 1911, a book salesman. 
They live at Lowell, 258 Varnum avenue. They have no children. 

aacdb f. William, son of Otis (William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
^Samuel) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln of Perry, Me., born 
July 9, 1801, at Perry; died March 24, 1878, at Dennysville, 
Me. He was a carpenter. He removed from Perry to Eastport, 
Me., and thence to Dennysville, where he engaged in farming. 


He married, Oct. 3, 1824, at Eastport, Maria L., daughter of 
David Copp of Eastport, born Dec. 5, 1804, at Eastport; died 
Apr. 9, 1877, at Dennysville. David Copp and his wife are 
thought to have come from New Brunswick. Mrs. Copp, whose 
Christian name is unknown, was a Peavey. (Perry Records; 
Dennysville Records; Eastport Records; Records of Albert- 
Edward Lincoln, aacdh fcb.) 

Children, born: a, b at Eastport; c, d at Perry:* 

aacdh fa. Charles-Otis, born Dec. 18, 1825; died June 15, 1849, at East- 
port, unmarried. 

aacdb .fh. William-Henry, born July 10, 1829; died Feb. 20, 1836. 

aacdb fc. Albert-Robinson, born Oct. 3, 1831. 

aacdh fd. Maria-Eli^beth, born Jan. 11, 1841; died Jan. 15, 1861, at 
Dennysville; married, intentions published Nov. 9, 1859, at Dennysville, 
Frederick-Jamess, son of Ebenezer' {Ehenezer^, Ehenezer^, Thomas^, 
AheP, SamueP, Thomas^) and Hannah-Cushing (Wilder) Gardner of 
Dennysville, born July 9, 1837, at Dennysville; died there March 16, 
1910. They had no children, but by a second wife, Mary-Cooper, he 
had two daughters: Maria L. and Harriet C. Mr. Gardner was a black- 
smith by trade and a soldier in the Civil war. 

aacdb g. Thompson, son of Otis (William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln of Perry, Me., born 
Apr. 20, 1803, at Perry; died Feb. 3, 1891, at Perry. He was a 
farmer and lived at Perry and for over fifty years was deacon of 
the Congregational church there. In a deed to him dated Aug. 
10, 1820, by which his father gave him one hundred acres of his 
homestead, he is described as "yeoman." (Washington County i 
Deeds, vol. xx, f. 439.) 

He married, Dec. 18, 1826, at Dennysville, Me., Sarah- 
Leighton, daughter of Benjamin-Richards and Mehitable-Lewis 
(Hersey) Jones of Dennysville, born Apr. 29, 1804; died Decem- 
ber, 1890, at Perry. She was sister of his brother Otis's wife. 
(Perry Records; Bangor Hist. Recorder, vol. vii, p. 133; Maine 
Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. ix, p. 17; Records of William-Henry 
Lincoln, aacdh gf.) His sons were all sailors. 

Children, born at Perry: 

aacdh ga. Benjamin-Thompson, born Dec. 24, 1827; died Apr. 21, 1852, 
at sea, near China, unmarried. 

aacdh gb. Franklin-Jones, born Jan. 5, 1829 (his birth is also recorded; 
as Dec. 4, 1829, in Perry records); died Aug. 31, 1850, on the Isthmus 
of Panama, unmarried. Some say that he was murdered 

♦Dennysville "Centennial," pp. 108-110, calls these children of William Lincoln the chil-BfL 
dren of his brother Otis. | ' 




^■piacdb gc. John-Melvin, born Aug. 25, 1833. 

aacdb gd. Amelia-Robinson, born Nov. 6, 1834; died May 19, 1911, at 
Machias, Me.; married, Sept. 28, 1855, at Wilton, Me., Samuel-Belcher, 
son of David and Lydia-Ann (Belcher) Hunter of Strong, Me., born 
July 18, 1830, at Strong; living, 1911, at Machias. He was educated 
as a physician at Jefferson Medical College, where he received the degree 
of M.D. in 1854. He was surgeon of the 7th Maine infantry regiment 
in the Civil war, and was in continuous service during the war, generally 
at the front. After the war he was on the examining board for pensions, 
which office he held until his health failed. He was also acting assistant 
surgeon of the Marine Hospital until he was eighty years old. When 
married he was living at Farmington, Me. (Records of Mrs. Lydia- 
Ann [Hunter] Knowlton, aacdh gdb.) 

Children, born: a at Steuben, Me.; h at Belfast, Me.: 

a. Sarah-Lincoln, born July 3, 1857; living, 1911, unmarried. 

b. Lydia-Ann, born May 22, 1864; mar. Clarence-Hinckley 

aacdb ge. Wakefield-Gale, born May 15, 1837; died about 1856 (or 

1858), at sea, unmarried. 
aacdb gf . William-Henry, born Nov. 2, 1839. 

aacdb h. Robinson, son of Otis {William, Jedediah, Samuel^ 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln of Perry, Me., born 
May 8, 1805, at Perry; died Feb. 5, 1852, at Perry. His father 
gave him, Nov. 4, 1829, eighty-five acres of land on his home 

[farm, and in this deed Robinson is called ''gentleman." In 
other deeds he is described as ''yeoman." (Washington County 
Deeds, vol. xxi, f. 101.) He lived at Perry and was a farmer. 
He was chosen a member of the First Parish of Perry, Apr. 7, 
1828. (Bangor Hist. Recorder, vol. ix, p. 40.) He died intestate, 
and his estate was appraised at $2500 real; $840 personal. 
(Washington County Probate Files.) 
He married, Nov. 10, 1830, at Perry, by Rev. Bennet Roberts, 

I Eunice R., daughter of Daniel and Jane (McNeil) Swett of 

I Perry, born Aug. 13, 1809, at Perry; died Apr. 25, 1858, at Perry. 
(Perry Records; Records of Mrs. Annie-Robinson [Lincoln] 

[ Brown, aacdb hf.) 

Mrs. Eunice Lincoln married (2), Oct. 7, 1852, at Perry, 
John D. Gibson of Perry. The will of Eunice L. Gibson, wife of 

I John D. Gibson of Perry, dated Jan. 21, 1858, probated June 
9, 1859, names: husband John D. Gibson; daughters Caroline- 
Augusta Lincoln, Susan M. Lincoln and Anne R. Lincoln; and 
late son John-Mason Lincoln. (Washington County Probate 
Files.) Mr. Gibson evidently married again as a petition of 


Frances J. Gibson of Perry recites that John D. Gibson, late of 
Perry, died Oct. 9, 1870, leaving as his widow the petitioner. 

Children, born at Perry: 

aacdh ha. Martha-Ann-Robinson, born July 6, 1831; died Sept. 15, 1834. 

aacdb hb. A child, born Nov. 14, 1833; died same day. 

aacdh he. John-Mason, born Nov. 8, 1834; died Oct. 27, 1854, at Perry, 

aacdb hd. Caroline-Augusta, born March 9, 1837; died July 10, 1869, 
at Perry; married (intentions published Sept. 2, and certificate given 
Oct. 24, 1861, at Perry) Jethro-Brown, son of James and Sarah (Brown) 
Nutt of Perry, born May 25, 1836, at Perry; hving, 1911, at Perry, a 
merchant and postmaster. He married (2), Sept. 1, 1872, at Dennys- 
ville, Me., Miss Ellen-Caroline Leighton of Pembroke, Me. 
Children, born at Perry: 

a. Ruth-Brown, born Nov. 1, 1862; died Sept. 19, 1865, at Pem- 

b. Sarah-Augusta, born Aug. 16, 1864; mar. Hermon Leighton. 

c. James-Robinson, born Oct. 3, 1866; died March 15, 1869, at 

d. Caroline-Augusta, born Apr. 22, 1869; died Oct. 1, 1869. 
aacdb he. Susan-Maria, born March 15, 1839; died March 26, 1868, at 

Perry; married, Oct. 24, 1861, at Perry, Levi-Prescott, son of Jethro and 
Eliza-Ann (Nutt) Brown of Perry, born Aug. 4, 1838, at Perry; living, 
1910, at Detroit, Mich. He married (2) his first wife's sister, Annie- 
Robinson Lincoln, aacdb hf. 
Children, born at Perry: 

a. Mason-Lincoln, born July 17, 1864; mar. Marie Vanier. 

b. Jethro, born March 24, 1867; mar. Lillian-Lillias Gibson. 
aacdb hf. Annie-Robinson, born May 23, 1845; living, 1910, at Detroit, 

Mich.; married, Jan. 2, 1869, at Pembroke, Me., Levi-Prescott Brown, 
who first married her sister, Susan-Maria Lincoln, aacdb he. 
Child, born at Perry: 
a. Annie-Louise, born Dec. 11, 1869; mar. James-Edward Leslie. 

aacdb i. Ezekiel, son of Otis {William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Thompson) Lincoln of Perry, Me., 
born Apr. 24, 1807, at Perry; died Jan. 16, 1885, at Perry. He 
lived at Perry and was a farmer. 

He married (1), June 2, 1833 (intentions published May 18, 
and certificate given June 2, 1833, at Perry), Sophia, daughter 
of Job and Susan (Kingsley) Gibbs of New Bedford, Mass., 
born Oct. 26, 1807, at Cherryfield, Me.; died Apr. 23, 1847, at 
Perry, but Family records say 1846. 

He married (2), June 20 or 22, 1848, at Perry, Susan Haymon 
of Robbinston, Me., whose birth and parentage are unknown 


and who died Feb. 4, 1853, at Perry. She is called ''Sophia" in 
Perry records. 

He married (3), Sept. 17, 1854, at Perry, Maria, daughter of 
"1 Jonathan and Deborah Watson of Robbinston, born Feb. 8, 
1817, at Robbinston; died March 31, 1895, at North Perry. 
They were divorced. 

He married (4), in 1863 (intentions published Oct. 19 and 
certificate given Dec. 4, 1863, at Perry), Mrs. Hannah E. Nor- 
wood of Pembroke, Me., of whom nothing has been learned. 
All dates except of the first marriage are from Perry records. 
Some of the family assert that Mr. Lincoln was never divorced 
from his third wife and that the fourth marriage was illegal. 

The will of Ezekiel Lincoln, filed Feb. 3, 1885, names: wife 
Hannah E.; grandson John D. Kilby; children, Elvira L. Kilby, 
Amanda S. Hasey, Nathan P. Lincoln, Sophia Andrews, George 
P. Lincoln, and John H. Lincoln; and says of them, ''having 
already provided for these children I give them nothing." John 
D. Kilby was sole executor. (Washington County Probate 

Children, by first wife, born at Perry: 

aacdb ia. Elvira-Kingsley, born Jan. 30, 1834; died Sept. 30, 1904, at 
Perry, according to Perry records, but family records say born June 30 
and died Sept. 29, 1905. She married, Apr. 16, 1857, at Dennysville, 
Me., Cyrus-Hamlin, son of John and Lydia (Wilder) Kilby of Dennysville, 
born Nov. 29, 1828, at Dennysville; died there March 23, 1903. They 
lived at Dennysville but were divorced. She then returned to Perry, 
and he removed to the western part of the State. (Perry and Dennys- 
ville Records.) 

Children, born at Dennysville: 

a. John D., born Dec. 4, 1859; died Nov. 28, 1882, unmarried. 

b. Lincoln-Hamhn, born July 28, 1862; died Nov. 15, 1880, at 
Dennysville, unmarried, but family records say he died Apr. 
2, 1881. 

c. Annie-Sophia, born July 29, 1865; died Nov. 4, 1882, unmarried. 
aacdb ib. Amanda-Sophrona, born May 26, 1837 (or 1838, by family 

records); died Nov. 9, 1883, at Bangor, Me.; married, Sept. 20, 1866, 
at Bangor, Thomas-Brown, son of Ehjah-WiUiams and Hannah (Martin) 
Hasey of Bangor, born 1830, at Bangor; died Jan. 27, 1875, at Boston, 
Mass., "aged 37." They lived at Bangor where he was in charge of a 
vinegar factory. 
Child, born at Bangor: 

a. Harry-Leonard, born Sept. 26, 1840; mar. Bernice Murphy, 
aacdb ic. Nathan-Pattangall, born Sept. 26, 1840. Family records say 
born Sept. 16, 1841. 


aacdh id. Sylvanus-Gibbs, born Feb. 27, 1843, family records say 1844; 
died August, 1864, of wounds received in battle. He was a member of 
the 1st regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery. He was not married. 
aacdh ie. Sophia-Gibbs, born Aug. 26, 1847; living, 1914, at Auburn, Me.; 
married, June 9, 1875, at Manchester, N. H., John-Calvin, son of John 
and Sarah (Gibbs) Andrews of Lubec, Me., born Dec. 17, 1836, at Lubec; 
died June 3, 1879, at Lubec. He was educated at Kents Hill Seminary 
and taught school as principal of Calais High School for several years 
before marriage. He became a traveling salesman. They lived at 
Lubec, but after his death his widow removed to Boston. 
Child, born at Lubec: 
a. Fred-Lincoln, born March 10, 1876; mar. Bertha-Randolph 

Children, by second wife, born at Calais, Me. : 

aacdh if. Lucy, born about 1850; never married. She was living at Ames- 
bury, Mass., about 1893. 
aacdb ig. John-Howard, born Apr. 10, 1852. 

Children, by third wife, born at Perry: 

aacdb ih. George-Pottle, born Oct. 6, 1856. 

aacdh ii. Clarissa-Nodding, born Aug. 28, 1859; died probably before 
her father as she is not named in his will. 

aacdc e. Henry, son of Henry {William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Susannah (Crocker) Lincoln of Falmouth, Mass., 
born June 13, 1798, at Falmouth; died May 9, 1882, at Brookhne, 
Mass., ''aged 83 years, 11 months." At the age of seventeen he 
entered the employ of Mr. Leonard French, a noted grocer of 
Boston, whose daughter he afterwards married. He began 
business on his own account at an early age, being engaged in 
the grocery business until 1831, when he formed a partnership 
with his brother William, under the name of H. & W. Lincoln, 
to do a commission business, largely from Nantucket and New 
Bedford. In 1838, William left the firm and Henry continued 
the business with Mr. Pliny E. Kingman, being successful for 
several years but eventually meeting with reverses which resulted 
in the loss of all his property. Having settled satisfactorily 
with his creditors, he formed a partnership with his son, William- 
Henry, and established a line of southern packets in which 
business he was quite successful. 

He served for several years, 1835-6, 1850-2, as a member of 
the Common Council from wards four and six, and was a director 
of the Asylum for the Insane at South Boston. When in active 


business he was a director in the North Bank and in the New 
England Marine Insurance Company, and a trustee of the 
Seamen's Friend Society. He was a merchant of the old school 
and was always regarded as a standard of mercantile integrity. 
He commanded the respect of all who knew him, and was often 
called on to arbitrate cases of claims difficult of settlement. 
In private life his genial, kindly nature attracted troops of 
friends, his life was a bright example of the power of faith, and 
as a friend and neighbor he was ever true and kind. (From a 
newspaper obituary.) 

He married, Aug. 5, 1832, at Boston, Charlotte-Ann-Lewis, 
daughter of Leonard and Charlotte (Lewis) French of Boston, 
born March 5, 1813, at Boston; died May 21, 1891, at Brookline, 
''aged 78 years, 2 months, 16 days." 

They lived in Boston, on Hancock street, until 1856, when 
they removed to Longwood in Brookline. (Boston Records; 
Mass. Vital Records, in which Mrs. Lincoln is erroneously called 

Children, born at Boston: 

aacdc ea. Wiluam-Henry, born June 13, 1835. 

aacdc eh. Fanny-Mitchell, born May 4, 1837; living, 1911, at Brookline; 
married, March 25, 1858, at Brookline, Henry-Lincoln, son of William 
and Harriet (Leland) Richardson of Bath, Me., born November, 1819, 
at Bath; died March 28, 1866, at New York, N. Y. ''He graduated at 
Bowdoin College in 1839 and in early life practised law. His attention 
being directed to commercial law, and the adjudication of marine losses, 
he soon became an expert in such matters, and removed to Boston where 
his attainments at once found a wider field. Soon after his removal 
here he entered upon an extensive mercantile business, and the firm of 
which he was a member" (Page, Richardson & Company) "immediately 
became prominent. Mr. Richardson was a very intelligent, high-toned 
merchant, noted for his enterprise, sagacity, foresight, and decision of 
character." (Boston Evening Transcript, March 29, 1866.) He went 
to New York on business the Friday before his death in usual health, 
and on Sunday had a dangerous attack of congestion of the lungs which 
proved fatal. He lived at Brookline. (Richardson Memorial, p. 627; 
Mass. Vital Records; Family Records of Mrs. Fanny-Mitchell [Lincoln] 

Children, born: a at Boston; h-d at Brookline: 

a. William-King, born June 27, 1859; living, 1911, unmarried. 
h. Grace, born Nov. 9, 1861; mar. Leverett-Saltonstall Tucker- 

c. Arthur, born Aug. 15, 1863; died March 12, 1867. 

d. Fanny-Leland, born June 15, 1865; mar. Louis Curtis. 
aacdc ec. Richard-Mitchell, born Dec. 26, 1838. 


aacdc ed. Charlotte-Lewis, born July 30, 1841; died Aug. 4, 1859, at 
Brookline, unmarried. 

aacdc ee. Roland-Crocker, born Feb. 17, 1843; graduated at Harvard 
College in 1865; was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1871, and has prac- 
tised his profession since then in Boston. He was hving, 1911, at Forest 
Hills, but his summer home was at Manchester, Mass. 

He married, Nov. 3, 1880, at Boston, AHce-North, daughter of John- 
Henry and Maria-Rebecca (Tevis) Towne of Philadelphia, Pa., born 
Nov. 13, 1853, at Philadelphia; living, 1911. They have no children. 
(Towne Genealogy, p. 179; Bench and Bar of Mass., vol. iii, p. 524; 
Mass. Vital Records; Family Records.) 

aacdc f. John-Crocker, son of Henry {William, Jedediah 
Samuel, Samuel) and Susannah (Crocker) Lincoln of Falmouth, 
Mass., born Aug. 16, bapt. Aug. 17, 1800, at Falmouth; died 
Dec. 2, 1882, at Falmouth, ''aged 82 years, 3 months, 15 days.'' 

''Captain Lincoln began life as a sailor, working his way up 
till he reached the position of captain. After leaving the sea his 
attention was turned to the West, and having been very success- 
ful he returned to Falmouth, where he has since remained. 
Although not engaged actively in business of late, he took a ' 
deep interest in town and church affairs. He has been for years < 
a member of the Congregational church, and was a highly re- 
spected citizen, and by his social qualities won a large circle of 
friends." (New Bedford Standard, Dec. 7, 1882.) 

He married (1) Sarah, daughter of Solomon and Temperance 
(Palmer) Davis of Falmouth, born July 21, 1806, at Falmouth; 
died July 9, 1864, at Falmouth. ] 

He married (2), Apr. 17, 1867, at Falmouth, Mrs. Sarah-Butler i 
(Shiverick) Nye of Falmouth, daughter of William and Olive,* 
(Butler) Shiverick of Falmouth. The Christian name of her 
first husband has not been learned. She was born, according 
to Falmouth records, Sept. 7, 1813, at Falmouth and died Aug. 3, 
1883, at Falmouth aged, say Massachusetts Vital Records, 69 
years, 8 months, and 26 days, which would make her born Nov. 
7, 1813. (Falmouth Records; Mass. Vital Records.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Falmouth : 

aacdc fa. William, born Jan. 14, 1833; died Sept. 1, 1846, at Falmouth, 
"aged 13 years, 7 months, 17 days." 

aacdc fh. Susan-Crocker, born May 13, 1838; married 1858, or 1859, at 
New York, N. Y., Ezekiel-Gould, son of Adam-Price and Sarah (Lillie) 
Ward of SchuylerviUe, N. Y., born Oct. 9, 1812, at Schuylerville; died 
Jan. 2, 1906, at Andover, Mass. She was his second wife and they were 


divorced. By his firso wife, Mrs. Eliza Hazen, he had one child, William. 
He was a dentist and lived at New Bedford, Falmouth and Fairhaven, 
Mass. His father was a native of Norridge Lock, Conn.; his mother 
was born at Eastover, N. Y. 

Children, born: a, b, f at New Bedford: c-e at Falmouth: 

a. Sarah-Lincoln, born Oct. 21, 1860; died Nov. 4, 1860. 

b. Andrew-Lincoln, born March 4, 1862; died Nov. 18, 1887, 

c. EzEKiEL-GouLD, bom March 8, 1865; living, 1911, in British 

d. A SON, born Dec. 23, 1866; died in British Columbia, unmarried. 

e. Charlotte-Price, born Aug. 8, 1868; mar. Franklin Pearson. 
. Frederick, born May 8, 1870; living, 1911, in British Columbia, 


aacdc fc. John-Henry, born Oct. 25, 1841; died Jan. 4, 1864, at Titusville, 
Pa., from an accident, ''aged 22 years, 2 months, 9 days," unmarried. 

aacdc fd. Andrew-Crocker, born March 27, 1846; died June 24, 1861, 
at Havana, Cuba, "aged 15 years, 2 months, 27 days," which record 
if correct would make his birth March 28, 1846. He is called "mariner" 
in Massachusetts Vital Records, which give the date of his death June 
28, 1861. 

aacdc g. William, son of Henry {William, Jedediah, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Susannah (Crocker) Lincoln of Falmouth, Mass., 
born March 7, 1808, at Falmouth; died May 23, 1901, at Brook- 
line, Mass., being the oldest inhabitant of that town. The 
following account of him is from the Boston ''Evening Tran- 
script" of May 24, 1901: 

"After spending some time in the Falmouth schools he went 
to Derby Academy, Hingham, Mass., and was there graduated 
in 1821, having been fitted for college when he was only thirteen 
years old. He did not go to college, however, but went into 
Deacon James Loring's printing office in Boston. After serving 
a year in the office he went West and, later, took a position in 
John Butterfield's store in Caledonia, N. Y. In 1826 he returned 
to Boston and worked in the store of Joshua Sears. In 1829 he 
entered the commission business on his own account, dealing in 
Nantucket and New Bedford oil, and built up an extensive trade. 
From 1831 to 1837, he was associated in this business with his 
brother Henry, but in the latter year he sold out to his brother 
and, joining with Major John Littlefield at Central wharf, estab- 
lished the New Orleans packet line, which soon became the 
principal line of Boston. 

''When the gold fever broke out in Cahfornia in 1849, he 


severed his connection with the Kne and, with his brother, 
formed Hnes of packets to CaHfornia and Australia. He built 
and sailed twenty ships and barques, retaining the managing 
interest in all of them. Finally the business proving somewhat 
disastrous, he returned to the oil business. At this time ex- 
tensive discoveries in oil and petroleum wells were made, and 
Mr. Lincoln was the second man to go into the manufacture of 
coal oil in this country, forming a partnership with William D. 
Philbrick, establishing an agency in Titusville and building a 
refinery at East Boston. After the dissolution of the firm Mr. 
Lincoln built a large plant in East Cambridge. The business 
required the equipment of a fleet of schooners to ply between 
Boston and Philadelphia for the transportation of petroleum. 
In 1872 the factory was destroyed by fire, and then Mr. Lincoln 
and his son, William-Edwards, entered the real estate business 
in which they afterwards continued. 

*'For about forty-five years Mr. Lincoln lived in Brookline, 
whither he removed from Boston in 1856. For eighteen years 
he was an assessor, and for most of the time chairman of the 
board. He was one of the committee of citizens to superintend 
the building of the town hall, for many years he was a director 
of the Brookline Savings Bank, and for forty years was deacon 
of the Harvard Congregational church." 

He married, Apr. 7, 1840, at Boston, Mary-Moore, daughter 
of David and Mary (Moore) Francis of Boston, born Nov. 13, 
1814, at Boston; died Dec. 1, 1870, at Brookline. Her father, 
a native of Boston, was of the noted book firm of Munroe and 
Francis. Her mother was a native of Charlestown, Mass. (Bos- 
ton Records; Mass. Vital Records; Family Records.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

aacdc ga. David-Francis, born Jan. 4, 1841; living, 1911, at Boston, un- 
married. He was educated in the Boston Latin School and at Harvard 
university, taking the degree of A.B. in 1861, and those of A.M. and 
M.D. in 1864. He served in the United States navy in 1862, and was 
acting assistant surgeon for eighteen months; was house surgeon at 
Boston city hospital 1864-5; studied in Berlin and Vienna 1865-7; prac- 
tised his profession as specialist until 1881; and then, for a number of 
years, was lecturer at Hobart college. Since 1893, he has lived at Boston. 
He is the author of several works on hygiene; "Electro-Therapeutics," 
1874; "School and Industrial Hygiene," 1880; "Hygienic Physiology," 
1893; "Sanity of Mind," 1900; and has contributed minor articles on 



similar subjects to several publications. (Lamb's Biog. Diet., U. S. 

vol. v; Who's Who in America, 1909.) 
aacdc gb. William-Edwards, born July 17, 1842. 
aacdc gc. Charles-Parker, born May 11, 1845; died Dec. 31, 1849, at 

aacdc gd. Mary, born Jan. 16, 1849; died June 7, 1849, at Boston, 
aacdc ge. James-Otis, born Feb. 1, 1851. 
aacdc gf . Walter-Moore, born Nov. 10, 1852. 
aacdc gg. Henry, born Nov. 20, 1854; died May 28, 1859, at Brookline. 

aacdd d. William-Otis, son of Solomon (William, Jedediah, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Lydia (Bates) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born Aug. 25, 1801, at Hingham; died June 22, 1884, at Hingham. 
He was a carriage builder and, afterwards, a farmer. He lived 
at Hingham on the paternal homestead, North street, near 
Fountain square. He was overseer of the poor. 

He married, Dec. 23, 1835, at Hingham, AdeHne, daughter 
of Jedediah (Enoch, Jedediah, Samuel, Samuel) and Mary 
(Revere) Lincoln of Boston, Mass., aacbi m, his second cousin. 
She was born Aug. 3, 1810, at Boston, and died Apr. 5, 1870, at 
Hingham. (Hingham Records; Mass. Vital Records; Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. ii, p. 474.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aacdd da. William-Otis, born Apr. 20, 1838. 

aacdd db. Mary-Augusta, born March 14, 1840; died Nov. 12, 1846. 

aacdd dc. Lydia, born Apr. 22, 1845; living, 1911, at Hingham, unmarried. 

aacdd dd. Revere, born Dec. 2, 1846. 

aacdd de. Mary, born Nov. 14, 1851; married, June 4, 1878, at Hingham, 
Ernest- Wilbur^, son of Alfred^ (Allen^, Barnabas^, Israel'^, Israel^, Joseph'^, 
Thomas^ the cooper) and Mary-Lee (Curtis) Lincoln of Hingham, born 
March 4, 1853, at Hingham. He was a pharmacist. They were living, 
1893, at Hingham on North street, near Fountain square. (Hist, of 
Hingham, vol. iii, p. 15.) 
Children, born at Hingham: 

a. Alice-Revere, born Apr. 4, 1879. 

b. Elliott-Curtis, born May 24, 1884. 

aacdd e. Solomon, son of Solomon (William, Jedediah, 
Samuel, Samuel) and Lydia (Bates) Lincoln of Hingham, Mass., 
born Feb. 28, 1804, at Hingham; died Dec. 1, 1881, at Hingham. 
He graduated at Brown University in 1822, and became a lawyer, 
living at Hingham on Main, near Water street. He was repre- 
sentative to the General Court, 1829 and 1841; State senator, 
1830-1; United States Marshal, 1841-4; master in chancery, 


1842-3; Register of Probate pro tern, for Plymouth county, 1853; 
and was appointed bank commissioner in 1849. In addition to 
these poHtical offices he was cashier of the Webster Bank and 
of its successor the Webster National Bank of Boston, 1853-69, 
and its president 1869-76. He was a member of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society and of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society; and president of the Hingham Cemetery Asso- 
ciation and of the Hingham Agricultural and Horticultural 
Society. He was much interested in historical and genealogical 
study, and as early as 1827, when town histories were compara- 
tively rare, he wrote the ''History of Hingham,'' a small volume 
of 183 pages. He contributed occasionally to the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, and was the first to call 
attention to the probability that President Abraham Lincoln 
was a descendant from Samuel Lincoln. 

He married, Nov. 13, 1837, at Hingham, Mehitable^, daughter 
of Welcome^ {Welcome^, Moses^, Daniel^, DanieU the sergeant) 
and Susanna (Gill) Lincoln of Hingham, born Dec. 1, 1808, 
at Hingham; died Sept. 21, 1873, at Hingham. (Hist, of Hing- 
ham, vol. ii, pp. 455, 474-5; Hist, of Plymouth County, Lewis, 
1884, vol. i, p. 53; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, vol. xxxvi, p. 414.) 

Children, born at Hingham: 

aacdd ea. Solomon, born Aug. 14, 1838. 
aacdd eb. Arthur, born Feb. 16, 1842. 
aacdd ec. Francis-Henry, born Apr. 14. 1846. 

aafff c. Elisha, son of Elisha {Ezekiel, Elisha, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Susanna (Beal) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., bapt. 
Sept. 13, 1795, at Cohasset; died Nov. 14, 1839, at Cohasset 
and is buried in Central burying ground. (Cohasset Records.) 
He was a private in Capt. Peter Lothrop's Company of militia 
in 1814, which assembled in June of that year to repel an ex- 
pected British invasion, but it must have been his father who 
was a member of Capt. John Pratt's Company of foot in 1808, 
as he would have been too young. (Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 338, 
344.) He was a farmer and lived at Cohasset, on Sohier street, 
in a house built by his great-grandfather. 

He married, Nov. 5, 1820, at Cohasset (Cohasset Genealogies, 
p. 243, erroneously says 1825), Sarah^, daughter of Aaron^ 


{Jazaniah^, Jazaniah^, Israel^, Thomas^) and Susannah-Davis 
(Humphrey) Nichols of Cohasset, born May 29, 1800, at Co- 
hasset; died Sept. 28, 1875, at New Haven, Conn. She is buried 
with her husband in Central burying ground. Their monument, 
which makes an error in the date of his death, is inscribed as 
follows : 

^'Father & Mother J Elisha Lincoln t died | Nov. 13, 1839 J 
Aged 44 Years. J Sarah | his Wife J died Sept. 28, 1875 J Aged 
75 Years | Tho' lost to sight to memory dear." 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

aafff ca. Susannah-Nichols, born July 15, 1824; died March 21, 1899, 
at Cohasset; married, Feb. 8, 1844, at Cohasset, Samuel- Allen^, son of 
Stephen® {Aaron^, Jazaniah^, Jazaniah^, Israel-, Thomas^) and Catherine 
(Russell) Nichols of Cohasset, her first cousin. He was born March 26, 
1819, at Cohasset, and died there May 15, 1909. He lived on Sohier 
street, Cohasset, and was a nurseryman and florist. In the record of 
his marriage he is called a "mason." (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 311, 
corrected by Miss Caroline-Frances Nichols; Cohasset Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. A CHILD, born Apr. 7, 1845; died Apr. 8, 1845. 

6. Martin, born July 25, 1846; mar. Emily Fitts. 

c. Caroline-Frances, born March 23, 1848; living, 1911, un- 

d. Sarah-Lincoln, born Feb. 19, 1850; died May 31, 1850. 

e. A DAUGHTER, bom Apr. 20, 1851; died May 5, 1851. 
/. A SON, born May 7, 1852; died May 8, 1852. 

g. A SON, born Apr. 24, 1853; died Apr. 25, 1853. 
h. Samuel-Herbert, born May 30, 1854; died Oct. 22, 1877, un- 
i. James-Franklin, born May 26, 1857; died Nov. 25, 1857. 
j. Willie, born March 15, 1863; died March 17, 1863. 
k. Susan-Lincoln, born Jan. 4, 1866; died Oct. 9, 1866. 
aajfj cb. Samuel-Nichols, born Feb. 18 (or 13?), 1826; died March 29, 
1887, at New Haven, Conn. He was a mason by trade and lived at 
New Haven. He married, intentions published Aug. 15, 1851, at Co- 
hasset, Emeline E. Bacon, who is called of Boston in the marriage inten- 
tions, and named "Joanna E." in Cohasset records. She was born 
February, 1829, and died May 22, 1875, at New Haven, "aged 46 years, 
3 months." (New Haven Records; Cohassfet Records.) 
Children, born at New Haven: 

a. A SON, born Jan. 5, 1857; died in infancy. 

b. A SON, born Feb. 4, 1861; died in infancy. 

aafff cc. Elisha L, born June 10, 1829; died May, 1908, at Cohasset; 
married, Dec. 25, 1853, at Cohasset, Caroling- Augusta-Elizabeth', 
daughter of James® {Jo¥, Thomas*, Aaron^ Aarom?, Phineas^) and Betsey 
(Willcutt) Pratt of Cohasset, born Oct. 2, 1831, at Cohasset; died there 
Dec. 23, 1896. He is called "carpenter" in the record of his marriage. 
They had no children. 


aafff cd. Sarah-Nichols, born Feb. 29, 1832; died Dec. 14, 1888, at New 
Haven, Conn.; married, Nov. 20, 1851, at Cohasset, Uriah, son of John 
and Temperance (Gushing) Penny of Hingham, Mass., born 1824, at 
Hingham; died Oct. 18, 1889, at New Haven, "aged 65 years." His 
parents settled in Hingham soon after the War of 1812. He removed 
to Cohasset after his marriage and, later, to New Haven. He is called 
"carpenter" in Massachusetts Vital Record's. (Cohasset Genealogies, 
p. 332; Cohasset Records; New Haven Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 

a. Charles-Henry, born Feb. 8, 1853; died Apr. 10, 1898, un- 
married. He is called Charles L. in New Haven records. 
h. Sarah-Ellis, born Feb. 11, 1854; died August, 1900, unmarried. 

aafff g. Lewis, son of Elisha (Ezekiel, Elisha, Samuel, 
Samuel) and Susanna (Beal) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born 
February, 1808, bapt. 1811, at Cohasset; died Dec. 20, 1883, 
''aged seventy-five years, ten months," at Cohasset. He was a 
farmer at Cohasset. He built a house on Sohier street, on land 
inherited from his father, in which he lived and which is now, 
1911, occupied by his son, Frederick-Lewis. 

He married, Dec. 13, 1831, at Cohasset, Mary-Avery^, daugh- 
ter of Nathan^ {Josep¥'^, Nathaniel) and Sally (Wilson) Souther 
of Cohasset, born March 4, 1811, at Cohasset; died there March 
5, 1894. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 244; Cohasset Records; 
Family Records of Sarah-Lewis Lincoln, aafff gha.) 

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln and their daughter, Sarah-Lewis, are 
buried in Central burying ground, Cohasset. The gravestones 
are inscribed as follows: 

''Father % Lewis Lincoln % died J Dec. 20, 1883 I aged 75 yrs 
10 mos. % Mother % Mary Avery % died % Mar. 5, 1894 % aged 
82 yrs." 

''Sarah Lewis | wife of Jotham B. Beal t died Mar. 19, 1873 
X aged 29 yrs. 4 mo." 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

««/// Qfi' Harriet-Souther, born Jan. 14, 1833; living, 1913, at Brockton, 
Mass.; married, Sept. 18, 1853, at Cohasset, Gorham-Parsons^, son of 
PauP {Zealous^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua?, Joseph^, Clement^) and Priscilla 
(Tower) Bates of Cohasset, born Feb. 11, 1825, at Cohasset; died July 
3, 1891, at East Boston, Mass. He was a ship carpenter. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 46; Mass. Vital Records; Family Records.) 
Children, born at Cohasset : 

a. Harriet-Melinda, born Apr. 13, 1854; died Apr. 9, 1857. 

b. Gorham-P ARSONS, born Aug. 26, 1855; died Sept. 5, 1855. 

c. Priscilla-Tower, born Sept. 13, 1856; mar. John Field. 


d. Zealous, born March 27, 1858; died "aged six years." 

e. Lewis-Lincoln, born March 24, 1861; died September, 1912, 

/. Hattie-Parsons, born Nov. 19, 1862; mar. William Dawes of 
aa/// Q^' Mary-Elizabeth, born Aug. 9, 1836; living, 1911, at Dorchester, 
Mass.; married, Dec. 26, 1856, at Cohasset, Leandfer^, son of Daniel^ 
{Christopher'^ , DanieP, Joshua^, Andrew^, Jeremiah^, Jeremiah'^, John^) 
and Hannah-Leavitt (Burbank) Beal of Hingham, Mass., born Nov. 27, 
1834, at Hingham; died Nov. 30, 1906, at Dorchester. He removed to 
Boston and entered into the wholesale clothing business in 1862, the firm 
name being successively: Parkhurst, Miner & Beal; Miner, Beal & Co.; 
Miner, Beal & Hackett; and Miner, Beal & Co. He was a member of the 
Boston Common Council, 1882-3; director of North National Bank, 
1888-91; director of the Boston Merchants Asjsociation, 1896; vice-presi- 
dent of the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank; treasurer of the Boston 
Industrial Home; treasurer and deacon of Clarendon Street Baptist 
Church; and member of the Baptist Social Union, the Economic Club of 
Boston, the Bostonian Society, and the New England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 76; Records of Herman-Lincoln 
Beal, aafff gbc.) 

Children, born: a at Cohasset; b~h at Boston; i at Swampscott, Mass.: 

a. Eugene-Willis, born Aug. 31, 1858; mar. Ethel M. Brooks. 

b. Francis-Leander, born Nov. 9, 1860; mar. Annie L. Miller. 

c. Herman-Lincoln, born Nov. 14, 1862; mar. Carrie-Jarvis 

d'. Harry- WiNSLOW, born Feb. 29, 1864; died Sept. 24, 1864. 

e. Mary-Gertrude, born May 29, 1865; mar. Eben-Dennis 

/. Sarah-Ellen, born July 30, 1866; died Oct. 11, 1870. 
g. Edith-Loring, born Oct. 20, 1867; living, 1911, unmarried.* 
h. Harriet-Ripley, born Jan. 1, 1869; living, 1911, unmarried. 
i. Clara-Gowing, born July 30, 1873; living, 1911, unmarried. 
aafff gc. Ezekiel, born June 20, 1839; died Apr. 13, 1840. 
oa/// gd. Ellen, born June 11, 1841; died Apr. 14, 1842. 
aafff ge. Sarah-Lewis, born Nov. 20, 1843; died March 19, 1873, at Cohas- 
set; married, Aug. 7, 1865, at Cohasset, Jotham-Burrell^ son of Caleb^ 
(Caleb'', Daniel^, Joshua^, Andrew*, Jeremiah^, Jeremiah^, John^) and 
Martha-Lincoln (Burrell) Beal of Cohasset, born Apr. 19, 1841, at Co- 
hasset; living, 1911, at North Cohasset. In the record of their marriage 
he is called "salesman" and she "sempstress." He removed to Boston 
after her death, married (2) Emma-Frances Packard of Quincy, Mass., 
and later removed to Maine, where he died Apr. 7, 1913, at Union. 
(Cohasset Genealogies, p. 74.) 
Children, born at Cohasset :t 
a. Henry-Lincoln, born Jan. 25, 1867; mar. Rose Brown. 
6. Jennie- Warren, born Jan. 21, 1869; mar. Elmer-Ellsworth 

♦Massachusetts Vital Records say Mary was born May 15, 1865, and call Edith-Loring 
"Edith-Angell" and give her birth Jan. 30, 1867. 

fCohasset Genealogies" gives them a third child, Benjamin, but this is an error. He 
was son of William M. and Henrietta M. Beal. 


ao/// gf. Irene-Beal, born June 18, 1849; died Aug. 18, 1908, at Boston, 
but Miss Sarah-Lewis Lincoln says Aug. 24, 1908, at Forest Hills, Mass. 
She married, June 8, 1876, at Cohasset, James- Warren, son of James- 
Madison and Catherine-Turner (Daniels) Harlow of Kingston, Mass., 
born Jan. 15, 1847, at Kingston, but "Shurtleff Family," vol. ii, p. 358, 
says "born March 26, 1847." He died Feb. 24, 1901, at Cohasset, where 
they had lived. He was a locomotive engineer. (Cohasset Genealogies, 
p. 180; Mass. Vital Records.) 
Child, born at Cohasset: 
a. Sadie- Warren, born Jan. 20, 1878; died Jan. 25, 1878. 
««/// QQ' Ellen- Augusta, born Apr. 24, 1850; died Aug. 20, 1902, at 
Cohasset; married, Apr. 12, 1876, at Cohasset, George- William^", son of 
Peter-Cammett9 {John^, Jedediah"^, Jesse^, Amos^, Richard*, John^, 
Richard^, Richard^) and Mary-Ann (Baker) Kimball of Cohasset, born 
May 27, 1851, at Cohasset; living, 1909, at Cohasset on South Main 
street. His father was proprietor of the well known ''Kimball House" 
on Pleasant Beach. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 219; Kimball Genealogy, 
p. 1075; Mass. Vital Records.) 
Child; born at Cohasset : 
a. Peter-Cammett, born July 11, 1879; mar. Nettie-Grace Litch- 
aafff gh. Frederick-Lewis, born Feb. 8 . 1856. 

abbea c. Jerome, son of Jerome {Francis^ Hezekiah, Daniel^ 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., 
born Aug. 23, 1782, at Cohasset; died September, 1822, at New 
Orleans, La., while he was serving in the United States navy, 
in the Marine corps. 

He married, Aug. 27, 1804, at Cohasset, Nancy^ daughter of 
Joseph^ (Aaron^, Aaron^, Phineas^) and Relief (Bourne) Pratt 
of Cohasset, born June 11, 1784, at Cohasset; died March 6, 
1868, at Cohasset. She married (2), March 30, 1831, at Cohasset, 
Ziba Wood of Cohasset, who is said to have come from Vermont. 
He was born about 1775, and died Feb. 14, 1859, at Cohasset. 
He hved on Beechwood street. His first wife, whom he married 
Apr. 25, 1796, at North Bridgewater, Mass., was Abigail, 
daughter of William and Dorcas (Smith) Shaw of North Bridge- 
water. She was born Jan. 29, 1775, at Bridgewater, and died 
July 21, 1827, at Cohasset. By her Mr. Wood had six children, 
born at Cohasset except the youngest, who was born at Bridge- 
water. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 240, 343, 486; Cohasset 
Records; Hist, of Bridgewater, pp. 292, 354; Hist, of No. Bridge- 
water, p. 642.) Mr. and Mrs. Wood are buried in Beechwood 
cemetery, Cohasset. 


Children, born at Cohasset: 

abbea ca. Francis-Mayhew, born Dec. 20, 1804. 

abhea cb. Newcomb-Bourne, born July 24, 1806; lost at sea in 1830, 
according to his gravestone, but in 1834, according to other authorities. 
He was a sailor and was never married. 

abhea cc. Luretta-Cushing, born Apr. 27, 1808; died Feb. 20, 1880, at 
North Weymouth, Mass., and is buried in Beechwood cemetery, Cohasset. 
She married, Sept. 24, 1826, at Cohasset, according to Scituate records 
but her daughter Mary says 1827, Alexander, son of Alexander and 
Bethiah (Litchfield) Clapp of Scituate, born Feb. 1, 1807, at Scituate. 
He was a blacksmith and Hved at Weir River, Hingham, Mass., but 
removed from there about 1849 and was last heard from in Los Angeles, 
Calif. (Hist, of Hingham, vol. ii, p. 129; Scituate Records; Records of 
Mary-Abby-Cushing [Clapp] Brinkman, abbea ccg.) 
Children, born at Hingham: 

a. Charles-Cushing, born Oct. 13, 1828; mar. Mary-Jane Tuttle. 

b. Willi AM- Wall ACE, born Oct. 12, 1832; mar. Anne-Otis Lane. 

c. George-Alexander, born 1835; died Sept. 7, 1907, unmarried. 

d. Elizabeth- Ann, born Feb. 6, 1838; mar. Francis Overton. 

e. Albert-Otis, born March 31, 1840; mar. Abby Binney. 

/. Emeline-Franklyn, born Oct. 8, 1842; mar. Calvin-Shepard 

g. Mary-Abby-Cushing, born Feb. 22, 1846; mar. James-George- 

Waddell Brinkman. 

abbea m. Martin, son of Jerome {Francis, Hezekiah, 
Daniel, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, 
Mass., born Aug. 14, 1799, at Cohasset; died Oct. 20, 1890, 
at Cohasset. He was a farmer and lived at Cohasset on South 
Main street, in a house which he built just south of his father's. 
He acquired the title of ''captain" from service in the State 
militia, in which he was an officer from 1823 to 1830, being 
commissioned ensign, March 20, 1823; heutenant. May 31, 
1823; and captain, June 17, 1828, from which last position he 
was honorably discharged March 18, 1830. He was one of the 
leading citizens of the town and for nearly fifty years was almost 
continuously in public office. He was school committeeman, 
1825, 1829, 1830; collector, 1827, 1836; selectman and assessor, 
1828-30, 1837-47, 1852-3, 1863, 1868-71, and 1873, and overseer 
of the poor during the same years except 1863, 1868 and 1869; 
moderator, 1841, 1846-7, 1852-4, 1863; and representative to 
the General Court, 1841, 1842 and 1870. In his younger days 
he transacted simple law business as justice of the peace. He 
was at one time president of the Cohasset Mutual Fire Insurance 


Company, and in later life president of the Cohasset Savings 
Bank. He was a man of good judgment, with conservative 
ideas, and much respected by his fellow citizens. He was 
intensely patriotic and during the Civil war was active in re- 
cruiting. Slow of speech and of few words he typified in the 
dignity of his bearing the Puritan of the preceding century, a 
type now seemingly extinct. In spite of a severe disposition 
he possessed a certain sense of humor; and it is related of him 
that at a meeting of the selectmen to make up the annual ac- 
counts for the town book, he suggested that James-Hall Nichols, 
who had recently married Miss Ruth Snow of South Main 
street, must have a bill against the town which had not been 
presented, namely, for removing snow from South Main street. 

He married (1), Nov. 11, 1827, at Scituate, Mass., Ruth, 
daughter of Nehemiah and Hannah (Lincoln) Manson of 
Scituate, adffh d, born Jan. 30, 1803, at Scituate; died March 
12, 1828, at Cohasset. Her father is erroneously called ''John'' 
in ''Cohasset Genealogies," p. 502. 

He married (2), Dec. 3, 1834, at Cohasset, Nancy^, daughter 
of Davis^ (Joshua^) and Nancy (Jenkins) Jenkins of Scituate 
and Cohasset, born Oct. 25, 1807, at Scituate; died Apr. 4, 
1887, at Cohasset. Captain Martin Lincoln's portrait may be 
found in Cohasset Genealogies, p. 502. (Cohasset Records; 
Scituate Records; Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 240-1, 502-3; 
Records of Miss Annie-Elizabeth Lincoln, ahhea mi.) 

Child, by first wife, born at Cohasset: 
abhea ma. Martin, born March 6, 1828; died March 16, 1828. 

Children, by second wife, born at Cohasset: 

abbea mb. Martin-Jerome, born Apr. 17, 1836. 

ahbea mc. Davis-Jenkins, born Apr. 21, 1837; died Sept. 13, 1837. 

ahhea md. James-Davis, born Apr. 12, 1838; died Oct. 28, 1908, at West- 
borough, Mass., in the insane hospital, where he had been for about two 
months. He was a mason and farmer and lived at Cohasset. He married, 
Nov. 26, 1868, at Cohasset, Eliza-Hall^, daughter of Thomas-Nichols^ 
(Nichols^, Levi^, Daniel*, Daniel^, Ibrook'^, John^) and Jane (Bates) Tower of 
Cohasset, born July 17, 1841, at Cohasset; died Aug. 4, 1870, at Cohasset 
in childbirth. She is buried in Central burying ground. They had no 
children. (Tower Genealogy, p. 567.) 

ahhea me. Luther-Jenkins, born Feb. 11, 1840; died Nov. 28, 1840. 

ahhea mf. Henry-Harrison, born May 12, 1842; died Aug. 27, 1842. 

ahhea mg. Ruth-Marion, born June 30, 1843; died Sept. 21, 1843. 


abbea mh. Charles-Cushing, born Jan. 8, 1847. 

abbea mi. Annie-Elizabeth, born Apr. 18, 1852; living, 1911, at Cohasset, 

abbec b. Joseph, son of Zenas (Francis, Hezekiah, Daniel, 
Samuel) and Mary (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born 
Nov. 23, 1783, at Cohasset; died Oct. 14, 1869, at Cohasset. 
He lived at Cohasset on Elm street, in the house of his father-in- 
law, Thomas Nichols. In 1807, he was among those named, in 
a petition for the town to accept a fire engine and buckets, who 
would procure and pay for them. In 1808, he was a private in 
Captain John Pratt's Company of foot, and in June, 1814, served 
as a private in Captain Peter Lothrop's Company of militia, 
which was called out to repel a threatened British invasion. 
He was one of the original members of the Social Debating 
Society, which was formed in 1828. 

He married, Sept. 30, 1810, at Cohasset, Mary-Humphrey^, 
daughter of Thomas^ (Noa¥, Nathaniel, Israel"^, Thomas^) 
and Anna (Nichols) Nichols of Cohasset, born Apr. 8, 1792, at 
Cohasset; died Jan. 23, 1867, at Cohasset, or Jan. 25, according 
to Massachusetts Vital Records. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 
241, 305; Cohasset Records; Hist, of Cohasset, pp. 338, 344-5, 
520, 524.) 

Children, born at Cohasset : 

abhec ha. Sarah, born Apr, 29 (or 30), 1811; died 1891, in the West; married, 
Dec. 1, 1831, at Cohasset, Mighill, son of Joseph and Deliverance (Lane) 
Smith of Rowley, Mass., born at Rowley; died 1885 or 1886, in California. 
He lived at Woburn, Mass., and at Boston, Mass., until about 1851, when 
he removed with his family to California. He is said to have kept a 
hotel at Cohasset, but the "History of Cohasset" and "Cohasset Gen- 
ealogies" make no mention of it. The latter authority says their children 
were born at Woburn and Boston, but none are recorded in Woburn 
records. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 386; Family Records.) 
Children, born at Woburn and Boston: 

a. Charlotte-Elizabeth, born Dec. 15, 1832; died Apr. 25, 1838. 

5. Charles P., born Oct. 11, 1834; died Apr. 18, 1838. 

c. Sarah- Ann, born Sept. 18, 1836; died young, probably at Boston . 

d. Charlotte-Elizabeth, born July 30, 1839; mar. Otis-Vinal 

€. Charles-Mighill, born Apr. 24, 1842; mar. Mary Bromley. 
/. Henry-Lincoln, mar. Caroline-Louise Wahle. 
abbec bb. Henry, born Oct. 1, 1812. 

ahhec be. Mary-Nichols, born May 23, 1816; died June 29, 1849, at 
Cohasset; married, Nov. 9, 1839, at Cohasset, William-David, son of 


David and Susannah (Robertson) Eaton of Deering, N. H., born June 
26, 1818, at Hillsborough, N. H.; died June 27, 1877, at Boston, Mass. 
He removed to Boston at the age of fourteen or fifteen and entered into 
business, but at the age of twenty-one he lost all his savings through the 
defalcation of a merchant, who held them. He then entered the police 
department and, July 17, 1852, was appointed deputy-chief. He was 
promoted, May 20, 1854, to the captaincy of station four. While on 
duty at Fort Hill he received an injury which, ultimately, caused his 
death. He retired from the department and in September, 1860, went 
into the provision business. He married (2), Oct. 12, 1853, Anna-Maria, 
daughter of Luther and Elizabeth (Lewis) Parker of Exeter, N. H., born 
Oct. 1, 1828, at Boston; died Apr. 22, 1888, at Brooklyn, N. Y. By this 
marriage he had one child: Anna-Maria, now living, a widow, at Brook- 
lyn. (Records of Charles-Henry Eaton, abhec bcc.) 
Children, born: a, b at Cohasset; c at Boston: 

a. Willi AM- Wallis, born July 18, 1840; died July 18, 1861, un- 

b. Mighill-Smith, born July 18, 1840, twin of William- Wallis ; 
changed his name to George-Albert and mar. (1) Fanny O. 
Dwyer; (2) Emily-Catherine Wood. 

c. Charles-Henry, born Nov. 30, 1844; mar. Eva-Moody Sherriff. 
abbec bd. Abigail-Tower, born Oct. 4, 1817; died Feb. 29, 1892, at Cohasset; 

married, Dec. 14, 1836, at Boston, Mass., by Rev. George Ripley, War- 
ren, son of Isaac and Mary Marsh of Windsor, Me., born Oct. 9, 1809, 
at Windsor; died Oct. 13, 1867, at Boston, "aged fifty eight years, four 
days." He was a stable keeper. His first wife, whose name was Lucy, 
died June 29, 1836, at Boston, aged twenty-three, and was buried at 
Mount Auburn. By her he had a son, George W., who survived him. 
The petition of Zenas D. Lincoln of Boston, dated Oct. 21, 1867, for 
administration on the estate of Warren Marsh, stabler, of Boston, shows 
that the said Marsh died Oct. 13, 1867, leaving a widow Abigail T 
Marsh, and as only next of kin: George W. Marsh of Chelsea; Frederic 
A. Marsh of Brookline; Henry L. Marsh, "now at sea"; and Ada F. 
Marsh of Boston, a minor, all children of said Marsh. His estate was 
valued at $12,187.42. (Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. ccxxxii, 
p. 757, and original papers; Boston Records; Family Records of Frederic- 
Alonzo Marsh.) 

Children, born: a-d at Boston; e at Quincy, Mass.: 

a. Louisa-Frances, born November, 1839; died Aug. 23, 1840. 

b. Frederic-Alonzo, born 1841; mar. Mary A. Woodbury. 

c. Henry-Lincoln. 

d. A child, died in infancy. 

e. Ada-Frances, born 1852; mar. David L. Richards, 
abbec be. Joseph, born Dec. 15, 1819. 

abbec bf. Samuel-Nichols, born May 2, 1821; died June 4, 1900, unmar- 

abbec bg. Zenas-Dallas, born Sept. 23, 1823. 

abbec bh. Thomas, born Aug. 3, 1825; died Aug. 18, 1825. 

abbec bi. Louis-Nichols, born Jan. 27, 1827. 

abbec bj. Joel-Wilcutt, born Jan. 19, 1829; died June 5, 1873, at Cohasset, 
and is buried in Central burying ground. He was living in Boston when 
married and was then described as "carpenter." He married, May 


1, 1853, at Cohasset, Priscilla-Nichols^, daughter of Levi^ (Levi^, Daniel*, 
Daniel^, Ibrook^, John^) and Abigail (Nichols) Tower of Cohasset, born 
Dec. 11, 1824, at Cohasset; died July 12, 1904, at Roxbury, Mass., 
where she was then living. She is buried at Cohasset. They had no 
children. (Cohasset Genealogies, pp. 241, 441; Tower Genealogy, p. 
407; Mass. Vital Records, which say they were married May 8, 1853, 
at Boston, that he died June 7, 1873, and that she was born Dec. 19, 1824. 

ahhec hk. John-Hobart, born Jan. 25, 1831; died Sept. 26, 1847, at Boston, 
and was buried at Cohasset. (Boston Records.) 

abbec bl. Ezekiel-Wallis, born Nov. 26, 1832. 

abbec f. Thomas, son of Zenas {Francis, Hezekiah, Daniel, 
Samuel) and Mary (Lincoln) Lincoln of Cohasset, Mass., born 
July 11, 1791, at Cohasset; died Apr. 26, 1828, at Cohasset. 
He was a school teacher and lived in Cohasset in his father's 
house on South Main street. 

He married, Nov. 2, 1811, at Cohasset, Nancy Simons, who 
was a native of Scotland and came to America with her parents 
when about sixteen years old. She is so called in the records of* 
their marriage, but '^ Cohasset Genealogies," p. 241, calls her 
Nancy Norcross and says she married (2) a Mr. Simons. Perhaps 
he was her first instead of her second husband. She is said to 
have died in New Hampshire while her son Allen was in college, 
1835-9. (Cohasset Records.) 

Children, born at Cohasset: 

ahbec fa. Myra, born May, 1812; died March 3, 1882, at Cohasset; married, 
June 21, 1832, at Cohasset, Calebs, son of Nathan^ (Josep¥-^, Nathaniel^) 
and Sally (Wilson) Souther of Cohasset, born Oct. 29, 1802, at Cohasset; 
died July 11, 1843, at sea. He was a mariner and lived at Cohasset, 
on Elm street. (Cohasset Genealogies, p. 395.) 
Children, born at Cohasset: 
a. John B., born Sept. 1, 1833: mar. Cornelia F. May. 
6. Sarah-Wilson-Hobart, born Aug. 27, 1835; mar. Lewis Will- 

c. Allen-Lincoln, born Jan. 21, 1838; died Sept. 22, 1866, un- 

d. Myra-Elizabeth, name changed, later, to Lucy-Richardson, 
born May 20, 1840; mar. John Loring of Boston. 

abbec fb. Allen, born Nov. 24, 1814. 

abbec fc. Ruth, born November, 1815; died March 15, 1819. 
abbec fd. Thomas, born Dec. 9, 1817. 

abbec fe. Charles, born 1819; drowned Aug. 4, 1827, in Little Harbor, 

abbhc d. Robert-Be als, son of Obadiah {Hezekiah, Heze- 
kiah, Daniel, Samuel) and Tamar (Nichols) Lincoln of Cohasset, 


Mass., born June 2, 1811, at Cohasset; died Apr. 26, 1884, 
at Boston, Mass. He lived at Boston and was an ''iron manu- 
facturer," called ''iron-moulder" in the record of his death. 
He is buried at Cohasset. 

He married, Sept. 30, 1840, at Boston, Susan, daughter of 
James and Susannah (Reynolds) Knott of Boston, born Dec. 
19, 1819, at Boston; died Sept. 5, 1902, at Boston. (Cohasset 
Genealogies, p. 238; Boston Records; Family Records.) 

The petition of Robert B. Lincoln, dated May 1, 1884, for 
administration on the estate of Robert B. Lincoln late of Bos- 
ton, deceased, says that the latter died Apr. 26, 1884, leaving 
a widow, Susan Lincoln, and as only next of kin Louisa Lincoln, 
single, of Boston, daughter and "your petitioner" his son. 
(Suffolk County Probate Records, vol. dlix, p. 450.) 

Children, born at Boston: 

ahhhc da. Louisa, born Feb. 3, 1842; living, 1911, unmarried. 
abbhc db. Robert-Be als, born Nov. 3, 1844. 
abbhc dc. George-Henry, born July 3, 1846. 

adaaa a. Mordecai, son of Abraham (John, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Bathsheba (Herring) Lincoln of Augusta 
county, Va., and Jefferson county, Ky., born 1771,* in Virginia; 
died December, 1830, at Fountain Green, Hancock county, 
111., due to exposure suffered in riding several miles during the 
first day of the "deep snow," which occurred in the latter part 
of December, 1830. He was buried in a rude coffin hollowed 
out from a large log. His grave is in section 29, Fountain Green 
township, but is unmarked. 

All authorities agree that by the law of primogeniture, then 
in force in Kentucky, Mordecai inherited all of his father's real 
estate, and this is confirmed by several real estate transactions 
by which Mordecai disposed of all the lands known to have be- 
longed to his father, in all of which transactions he is described 
as "son and heir at law of Abraham Lincoln." One of these 
deeds, on record at Louisville, Book U, p. 251, is as follows: 

*Mr. Lea in "The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," p. 84, says that he was born in 1764, 
but his authority for this date is not good. President Lincoln, in a letter to Mordecai Lincoln 
of Greeneville, Tenn., dated Apr. 1, 1854, says that his uncle Mordecai was fourteen years old 
when he shot the Indian who killed his father. If this event took place in 1785, as has been 
supposed, Mordecai would have been born in 1771, about a year after his father's marriage 
(the date of which was unknown to Mr. Lea), and would have been 21 years old when married, 
which seems reasonable and natural. In the tax list for Washington county for 1792, recently 
discovered, he is listed as over 21 years, showing that he must have been born in 1771 or earlier. 


"This indenture made this second day of April one thousand 
eight hundred and twenty two between Mordecai Lincoln son 
and heir at law of Abraham Lincoln deceased and Mary his wife 
now at Louisville in the county of Jefferson and State of Ken- 
tucky of the one part and Benjamin Bridges Senr of the same 
County and State of the other part witnesseth that whereas the 
said Mordecai Lincoln did by his bond bearing date the 12th day 
of January 1797 bind himself to convey to the said Benjamin 
Bridges Senr by deed with covenant of general warrantee four 
hundred acres of land lying in the County aforesaid on long 
run, a water of Floyds Fork near where Huges [sic] Station was, 
which tract of land was entered surveyed and patented to and 
in the name of the said Abraham Lincoln deceased. That the 
consideration for the said four hundred acres of land was and is 
four hundred pounds for which the said Bridges executed his 
two bonds or notes to said Lincoln for two hundred pounds each 
the first made due and payable on demand being dated the said 
12th day of January 1797 and the second bond or note bearing 
the same date payable the first day of February 1798 both of 
which Bonds have been paid by said Bridges to said Lincoln 
and the first bond has been taken up and the second bond the 
said Lincoln says he has lost or mislaid so that he cannot now 
deliver the same up to the said Bridges — And whereas there 
is a surplus in the said tract of land of about seventy six acres 
and for which surplus the said Bridges has this day paid to said 
Lincoln two hundred dollars the receipt whereof he doth hereby 
acknowledge and the said Lincoln intends by these presents to 
convey to said Bridges the whole of the land contained in their 
the patents boundaries of the said four hundred acres Therefore 
this Indenture witnesseth that the said Mordecai Lincoln and 
Mary his wife for and in consideration of the said sums of four 
hundred pounds and Two Hundred dollars to them in hand paid 
in manner aforesaid the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowl- 
edge. Hath granted bargained and sold aliened released en- 
feoffed conveyed and confirmed and by the presents doth grant 
bargain and sell alien release enfeoff convey and confirm unto 
the sd Benjamin Bridges, Senior and to his heirs and assigns the 
said tract or parcel of land, with the appurtenances containing 
about four hundred and seventy six acres be the same more or 


less and bounded as follows. Beginning about two miles up the 
fork of Floyds fork from the mouth of a fork of the same formerly 
called Tias [?] fork at a Sugar tree standing on the [b] order of 
the same marked S. B^ and extending thence east three hundred 
poles to a poplar and sugar tree north two hundred and thirteen 
and third poles to a beech and dogwood West three hundred 
poles to a white oak and hickory south two hundred thirteen 
and a third poles to the beginning according to the patent bound- 
aries of the said four hundred acres of land all the estate right 
title interest claim and fee of the said Lincoln and wife of in and 
to the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances. To 
Have and To Hold the same unto the said Benjamin Bridges 
Senior and to his heirs and assigns — To his and their only proper 
use benefit and Behoof forever and the said Mordecai Lincoln 
and Mary his wife do covenant and agree to and with the said 
Benjamin Bridges Junior [sic] and with his heirs and assigns 
that they the said Lincoln and wife will and their heirs executors 
and administrators shall warrant and forever defend the said 
tract or parcel of land, with the appurtenances unto the said 
Bridges and to his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or 
claims of all and every person or persons whatever lawfully 
claiming or to claim the same. In witness whereof the said 
Lincoln and wife have hereto set their hands and seals on the 
day and year first written. 

''signed Mordecai Lincoln [seal] 
''Mary Lincoln [seal]" 

The foregoing deed is here given in full, because it not only 
gives valuable evidence concerning Mordecai, but also describes^ 
in full the land on which his father is supposed to have settled, 
and to have met his death. 

By a second deed, dated Dec. 24, 1803, Mordecai Lincoln, 
"heir at law to Abraham Lincoln deceased" of Washington 
county, conveyed to Christopher Riffe a "tract of land lying 
and being in the county of Lincoln on Green River about six 
miles below Green River Lick and containing eight hundred 
acres," the consideration being "four hundred pounds lawful 
money of the State." This is the tract granted to Abraham 
Lincoln May 16, 1787, under treasury warrants Nos. 3333 and 
3335. (Lincoln County Deeds, Bk. E, p. 130.) 


By a third deed, dated June 8, 1808, and recorded at Spring- 
field, Ky., Deed Book C, p. 462, Mordecai and his wife Mary, 
being described as of Washington county, sold for five shillings all 
their right and title to **one certain tract or parcel of land con- 
taining by survey five hundred acres, which survey was made and 
patented in the name of Abraham Lincoln, now deceased, and 
Mordecai Lincoln, aforesaid, is his legal heir, the land laying in 
the county of Pendleton, tho surveyed and patented while the 
county of Campbell, and situated southwest side of Licking 
[river] and bounded by east branch of blanket creek and by said 
river." From the price it is evident that Mordecai's title to this 
tract was not good, and it may be that this land was set over to 
Abraham's widow as her dower and that the foregoing deed was 
given to clear the title. 

On Apr. 4, 1797, three months after the sale of the Jefferson 
county land, Mordecai purchased of Terah Templin, for one 
hundred pounds, three hundred acres of land in Washington 
county "on the waters of Cartwright Creek and the beech fork, 
being part of an entry of six hundred acres patented by said 
Terah." (Washington County Deeds, Bk. A, p. 473.) In this 
deed he is described as of Washington county. This land he 
apparently sold Feb. 4, 1802, to Welford Haven for two hundred 
pounds, he and his wife both signing the deed and described as 
of Washington county. The land is said to ''corner to Josiah 
Lincoln's land." (Ibid, Bk. B, p. 515.) He must have purchased 
other land of this same Templin patent, though no deed 
has been found of its transfer to him, since he and his wife sold 
one hundred and three acres of it to John Kelly, Dec. 7, 1807. 
(Ibid., Bk. C, p. 311; see also pp. 240 and 352.) 

The writer has been informed by Reverend William E. Barton 
of Oak Park, 111., just before going to press, that Mordecai was 
taxed on Oct. 16, 1792, in Washington county as a white male 
above 21 years, having 100 acres of land, 1 horse and 2 cattle, 
but that in 1800, according to the tax list of that year, his land 
had increased to 300 acres in Washington county, 1950 acres 
(950?) in Madison county on the Kentucky river, and 1154 acres 
in Hardin county on Green river. He was also taxed in 1800 on 
5 horses but no slaves. By a later tax list, formerly thought to 
be for 1811 but now claimed to be for 1805, he was assessed on 


August 6 for 275 acres of land and 2 horses in Washington county; 
940 acres of land, 1 black over 16 and 2 horses in Madison county; 
and 1130 acres of land and 1 horse in Hardin county. Most of 
his land he inherited from his father; but he may have had some 
of it from his wife, who is said to have inherited much land in 
Washington and Madison counties. 

All accounts agree in describing Mordecai as a prosperous and 
influential citizen, sheriff of his county and, according to rumor, 
a member of the State legislature, but this last has not been 
officially confirmed. He is spoken of as a man of some genius, of 
a powerful sense of humor and with a fund of amusing stories, 
like his distinguished nephew. If he was, as described by General 
Linder, ''as tender hearted as a woman and, to the last degree 
charitable and benevolent," it is difficult to believe that Lea 
is justified in accusing him of deserting his brother Thomas, 
while a helpless child, and leaving him 'Ho beg, starve, or steal, 
as he might elect." Were this accusation true, it is hardly likely 
that the President would have had "a very high opinion of his 
uncle" as General Linder testifies he had, since it is not likely 
that Thomas would have forgiven such treatment, and would 
probably have communicated his feelings to his son. See "The 
Early Life of Abraham Lincoln," p. 29, by Ida M. Tarbell, and 
"The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," pp. 82, 124, by Lea and 
Hutchinson. Herndon's "Biography of Abraham Lincoln," p. 10, 
says: "The tragic death of his father filled Mordecai with an | 
intense hatred of the Indians — a feeling from which he never 
recovered. It was ever with him like an avenging spirit." Sim- 
ilar statements may be found in other lives of Lincoln, but Mr. 
Herndon's only authority seems to be a correspondent from 
Grayson county, Ky., whither Mordecai removed from Washing- 
ton county and where he is said to have lived, about fifteen miles 
from Litchfield, until about 1829, when he removed to Hancock 
county. 111., settling at Fountain Green, where some of his 
descendants are still living. His family give him the title of 
"Major" and claim that he was with Jackson at New Orleans, 
but this has not been confirmed. 

He married, in 1792 (by WilHam DeRohan), Mary Mudd, 
whose birth and parentage have not been learned. The marriage 
is recorded, without month or day, at Bardstown, Ky. After 


her husband's death she Hved with her son, Mordecai, near 

Fountain Green, where she died about 1859. She is said to have 

inherited considerable property from her parents, was a devout 

Roman CathoHc and is buried in the old Catholic cemetery near 

Fountain Green. (Information furnished by Mrs. Mary-Rowena 

Bowman, adaaa abc; Records of Jefferson, Washington and 

Nelson Counties, Ky.) 

Children, born in Washington county, Ky. : 

adaaa aa. Abraham. 

adaaa ab. James-Bradford. 

adaaa ac. Mordecai, died June 15, 1867, at Fountain Green, unmarried. 

His estate was valued at $5 personal and $75 real, and Benjamin F. 

Williams was appointed administrator. (Hancock County, 111., Records.) 
adaaa ad. Elizabeth, married Benjamin Mudd, who removed with his 

wife and eleven children to Scotland county. Mo., where he left to each 

of his children eighty acres of land. His descendants are said to be 

still living near Memphis, Mo. 
adaaa ae. Mary-Rowena, married George Nicely and left three living 

children. She is buried in a lost grave at Nauvoo, 111. Some of her 

descendants are baid to be living near Memphis, Mo. 
adaaa af. Martha, married Washington Neighbors. She had no children 

and is buried in the Catholic cemetery at Fountain Green, 111. 

adaaa b. Josiah, son of Abraham (John, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Bathsheba (Herring) Lincoln of Augusta countj^ 
Va., and of Jefferson county, Ky., born about 1774, in Virginia; 
died September, 1835, in Harrison county, Ind., probably at 
Blue River. Mr. Lea in ''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," 
p. 84, says that he was born July 10, 1766; but his authority is 
not good, and there is now every reason to believe that he was 
born eight or ten years later. According to a tax list for Wash- 
ington county, Ky., for 1792, he was living, on October 16, with 
his mother, Bathsheba, and between 16 and 21 years of age. 
This proves that he was born between 1771 and 1776. On May 
14, 1795, he was taxed under his own name and called aged 21 
or more. The two hsts prove him to have been born in 1773 or 

Little is known of his life in Kentucky, whither he removed 
with his father at an early age. He became a farmer and, with 
his brother Mordecai, is thus described: ''I knew Mordecai and 
Josiah Lincoln intimately. They were excellent men, plain, 
moderately educated, candid in their manners and intercourse 


and looked upon as honorable as any men I have heard of." 
(Letter of Henry Pittle, June 17, 1865; see ''Herndon's Life of 
Abraham Lincoln/' vol. i, p. 7.) Mr. Lea cites this testimony 
of Mr. Pittle and in the face of it accuses Mordecai and Josiah 
of ill treating their brother Thomas, in the following words: 
*' Taking advantage of the old Enghsh law of primogeniture 
then in force in Kentucky, the two elder brothers ousted their 
infant half-brother" — as Lea supposed him to be — ''from all 
rights of inheritance in his father's estate . . . and the un- 
happy child was left to the tender mercies of strangers in a 
wilderness swarming with savage beasts and still more savage 
men." (''The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," pp. 83-4.) What- 
ever truth there may be in this statement as regards Mordecai, 
there is not a particle of evidence in the land records of Wash- 
ington, Jefferson, Hardin or Nelson counties that Josiah ever 
inherited any of his father's lands, nor in any other records that 
he abandoned or mistreated his brother Thomas. Mr. Lea was 
drawing entirely on his imagination and has done a great injustice 
to one who by all testimony was a worthy and honorable citizen. 
He seems to have owned no land in Washington county until 
Oct. 9, 1809, when he purchased of Mathew Walton and Frances 
his wife, all being described as of Washington county, about 
"sixty acres on the waters of Beech fork of Salt river," and 
adjoining his brother Mordecai's field. This land he sold Oct. 5, 
1811, to John Kelly, he and his wife Catharine both signing with 
their mark. (Washington County Deeds, vols. C, p. 441; D, p. 
35.) Not long after this he removed with his family to Harrison 
county, Ind., and there acquired a farm of 160 acres in the 
township of Blue River by patent dated May 8, 1815, on which 
he lived until his death.* 

The court records of Harrison county reveal that letters of 
administration on his estate were granted by the clerk in vacation 
to John Crutchfield and John Brisco, and were confirmed by the 
court the third day of November term, 1835. These adminis- 
trators called in Peter Byerly and George Hup to appraise the 
personal effects, who were duly sworn to that purpose Sept. 19, 

♦The records of the General Land Office in Washington show that the northwest M. 160 
acres, section 12, township 2 south, range 2 east, district of Jeffersonville, State of Indiana, was 
entered by Jesse Hollowell on Dec. 15, 1810, with cash certificate No. 727, Dec. 13, 1814. 
Patented to Josiah Lincoln, assignee. May 8, 1815. Patent recorded vol. 11, p. 581. 


1835, and they swore to their appraisal on the same date. The 
inventory is as follows: 

"one Filly Sll.OO 

one Sheap 1. 

one Cow 10.50 

Corn 20.00 

one lot of ry 2.00 

wheate 1.00 

one saddle 4.00 

Casting & pot tramel 2.25 

one bedd and bedding * 7.00 

one beadstick & Cord 1.50 

4 Chiear 1.00 

one Check Real . 1.00 

two tubes .50 

one shuvel plain 1.00 

one spinning wheel 1.00 

old Iron 12J^ 

one bell and hand saw 25 

two Boock & hammer 25 

one Corn how 123^ 

one table 1.00 

At November term of court, third day, 1835, in the case of 
"John Crutchfield and Babby his wife and others, heirs at law 
of Josiah Lincoln, deceased, on Partition of Real Estate, vs. 
Thomas Lincoln and Catharine Lincoln, heirs at law of Josiah 
Lincoln deceased, it is ordered on motion of Catharine Lincoln 
that Isam Denton be appointed her guardian at litem, the said 
Catharine being an infant under the age of twenty one years" 
. . . and commissioners were appointed "to divide the landed 
property . . . and report at next term of Court." 

August term, 1836, second day, the commissioners to divide 
the landed property of Josiah Lincoln, deceased, report: "the 
landed property consisted a part of the north west quarter of 
section twelve on township two south of the base line and on 
range two east of the second principal meridian ... lot 
number one allowed to Katharine Lincoln a minor under the 


age of twenty one years ... lot number two allowed to 
Thomas Lincoln ... lot number three to John Crutchfield 
and Babby Crutchfield his wife ... lot number four to Jacob 
Lincoln ... lot number five to John Briscoe and Nancy 
Briscoe his wife ... lot number six to Isom Denton and 
Elizabeth Denton his wife, which several lots embrace all the 
landed property belonging to sd estate and the persons among 
whom it is divided are all the persons known as legal heirs there- 
to." (Probate Order Book C.) 

Mr. Lincoln married, Feb. 26, 1801, in Washington county, 
Ky., Catharine, daughter of Christopher and Barbara Barlow 
of said county. The dates of her birth and death have not been 
learned. The marriage certificate is recorded at Springfield, Ky., 
and reads as follows: "I hereby certify that a marriage was 
solemnized by me between Josiah Lincoln and Catharine Barlow 
on the 26th inst. according to the rites and ceremonies of the 
Christian Church. Given under my hand February 27th 1801. 
Thomas Kyle.'' 

The will of Christopher Barlow of Washington county, dated 
June 5, 1837, probated June 26, 1837, names: "wife Barbary" 
and provides that 'Hhe remaining part (if any)" of his estate 
''be equally divided among my children hereinafter mentioned," 
and names his ''heirs viz. Rosannah Keeling, Katharine Lincon, 
Elizabeth Spencer and Jacob M. Barlow, Jerusha Adams also." 
He provides also for the freedom of some of his slaves and for the 
sale of others. (Washington County Will Books, vol. F, p. 460.) 

Mrs. Lincoln evidently died before her husband, since she is 
not provided for in the settlement of his estate, or, at any rate, 
before the property was divided in August, 1836, yet her father 
seems not to have known of it in the following June. 

Children, born : a-d in Washington county, Ky . ; e, / at Blue 
River, Ind.: 

adaaa ha. Barbara, born about 1802; married, Nov. 4, 1819, in Harrison 
county, Ind., by Isom Givin, minister of the Gospel, John Crutchfield. 
They lived at Blue River, and were living in 1836. 

adaaa bb. Thomas, born 1806. 

adaaa be. Elizabeth, born about 1809; married (license given July 17, 
1826, in Harrison county but the marriage is not recorded there) Isom 
Denton. They were living in Blue River township in 1836, and are said 
to have left many descendants. 


adaaa hd. Nancy, born March 2, 1810; died July 31, 1842, at Blue River; 
married, March 15, 1827 Chcensed March 13), by Edward Davy, J. 
P., at Blue River, John Briscoe, who was born Jan. 13, 1806. They 
lived at Blue River. He was a farmer. (Records of Charles F. Briscoe, 
a grandson.) 

Children, born at Blue River : 
a. A DAUGHTER, died in infancy. 
h. Lettie-Ann, born Aug. 14, 1831; mar. Jonathan Cole. 

c. Anthony- Wayne, born Oct. 4, 1833; mar. Margaret-Jane 

d. A daughter, died aged 13 years. 

e. Francis-Marion, born March 20, 1838; mar. Sallie Totton. 
/. A DAUGHTER, died in infancy. 

adaaa be. Jacob, born July 16, 1815. 

adaaa hf. Katharine, born about 1817; married (Ucense given Dec. 28, 

1836, in Harrison county, but the marriage is not recorded there) John 


adaaa d. Thomas, son of Abraham (John, Mordecai, Mor- 
decai, Samuel) and Bathsheba (Herring) Lincoln of Augusta 
county, Va., and of Jefferson county, Ky., born Jan. 6, 1778, 
in that part of Augusta county which is now Rockingham county; 
died Jan. 17, 1851, on his farm at Goose Nest prairie, not far 
from Farmington, Coles county. 111., and is buried in Shiloh 
cemetery, three and a half miles from the homestead. His 
monument, erected many years after, bears the following 
inscription : 

''Thomas Lincoln | Father of t The Martyred President t 
Born I Jan. 6, 1778 t Died t Jan. 15,* 1851." 

Thomas Lincoln is generally described in all the published 
biographies of his son as a shiftless rover who failed in all his 
undertakings, an unsuccessful farmer who brought up his children 
in poverty and neglect, and who was, on the whole, a rather 
unworthy parent of so great a son. This reputation is largely due 
to the description of his person and character in Herndon's 
"Life of Lincoln," pp. 11 and 12, which is here quoted in full, 
because, though partly unjust in the light of later discoveries, 
it is evidently based on information given by personal acquain- 
tances, perhaps in part by the President himself. 

"He was we are told," says Herndon, "five feet ten inches 
high, weighed one hundred and ninety five pounds, had a well 

*This is evidently a stone cutter's error. The date in the family Bible is Jan. 17. Farming- 
ton is a village near Charleston. Lea in " The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," p. 85, on poor 
authority says he was born Jan. 20, 1780; the date here given is from the family Bible. 


rounded face, dark hazel eyes, coarse black hair, and was slightly 
stoop-shouldered. His build was so compact that Dennis Hanks 
used to say he could not find the point of separation between 
his ribs. He was proverbially slow of movement, mentally and 
physically; was careless, inert and dull; was sinewy and gifted 
with great strength; was inoffensively quiet and peaceable, but 
when roused to resistance a dangerous antagonist. He had a 
liking for jokes and stories, which was one of the few traits he 
transmitted to his illustrious son; was fond of the chase, and 
had no marked aversion for the bottle, though in the latter case 
he indulged no more freely than the average Kentuckian of his 
day. At the time of his marriage to Nancy Hanks he could 
neither read nor write; but his wife, who was gifted with more 
education, and was otherwise his mental superior, taught him, 
it is said, to write his name and to read — at least, he was able in 
later years to spell his way slowly through the Bible. In his 
religious belief he first afiiliated with the Free-Will Baptists. 
After his removal to Indiana he changed his adherence to the 
Presbyterians — or Predestinarians, as they were then called — 
and later united with the Christian — vulgarly called Campbellite 
— Church, in which latter faith he is supposed to have died. 
He was a carpenter by trade, and essayed farming too; but in 
this, as in almost every other undertaking, he was singularly 
unsuccessful. He was placed in possession of several tracts of 
land at different times in his life, but was never able to pay for 
a single one of them. The farm on which he died was one his 
son purchased, providing a life estate therein for him and his 
wife. He never fell in with the routine of labor; was what some 
people would call unfortunate or unlucky in all his business 
ventures — if in reality he ever made one — ." 

In partial contradiction to these statements is the testimony 
of Christopher-Columbus Graham of Louisville, who states 
that ''Tom Lincoln was a carpenter, and a good one for those 
days, when a cabin was built mainly with the axe, and not a 
nail or bolt or hinge in it, only leathers and pins to the door, . . . 
Tom had the best set of tools in what was then and is now 
Washington county." In further contradiction is the fact that, 
in spite of having been thrown on his own resources by his father's 
death when a young boy, on Sept. 2, 1803, when he was but 


twenty-five years old, he purchased for £118 of John-Tom 
Slater, 238 acres, ''part of 1600 acre survey patented to William 
May . . . with all its appurtenances, barns, stables, ways, 
houses, waters and conveniences." In this deed he is described 
as of Hardin county, and the land was about eight miles north 
of Elizabethtown in Hardin county. (Hardin County Deeds, 
vol. B, p. 253.) This land he and his wife Nancy, still of Hardin 
county, sold for £100, Oct. 27, 1814, to Charles Milton or Melton, 
''being the same land conveyed by John-Tom Slater to said 
Lincoln, Sept. 2, 1803, on Mill creek." (Ibid., Vol. E, p. 193.) 
To this last deed Thomas Lincoln signed his name but his wife, 
Nanc3% made her mark, and while this does not prove that the 
latter was unable to write her name, it does show that she was 
not so superior in education to her husband as has been claimed, 
and had, probably, not taught him to read and write. 

That Thomas was of a roving disposition cannot be denied 
and that, like other rolling stones, he gathered no moss is not 
strange, but he inherited his desire for change from a long line of 
ancestors, not one of whom passed his life where he was born, 
and most of whom were pioneers with a pioneer's longing for 
new fields to conquer. Samuel Lincoln, born in England, removed 
to Hingham, Mass.; his son Mordecai, born in Hingham, re- 
moved to Scituate; Mordecai, his son, born in Scituate, removed 
to New Jersey and thence to Pennsylvania; John, his son, born 
in New Jersey, removed to Pennsylvania and thence to Virginia ; 
and iVbraham, his son, and father of Thomas, born in Penn- 
sylvania, removed to Virginia and thence to Kentucky. Nor is 
it probable that any one of these, settlers all of them in a partly, 
and some of them in a wholly, unbroken wilderness, was able 
to bring up his wife and children in much greater comfort than 
wg-s Thomas, whose poverty, though characteristic of the lands 
and times in which he lived and which was, probably, httle 
worse than that of his neighbors, has been held up as a shame 
and disgrace by most of the President's biographers. Yet one 
need not go as far as Mr. Lea, who in his chapter on "Thomas 
Lincoln — The Man" in "The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln," 
pp. 123-134, in his desire to disprove the characterization of 
earlier biographers makes him out a better man than the facts 
seem to warrant. The reader, however, is referred to that chap- 


ter for a more intimate account of Thomas's life than can be 
given here. 

Further testimony that he was not the altogether worthless 
character of the biographers is furnished by his appointment as 
road surveyor in 1816, shortly before his removal to Indiana. 
It was a very minor office, but he must have had some credit in 
the community to have received even that. His appointment is 
on record at Elizabethtown and reads as follows: *' Monday 18th 
May 1816. Ordered that Thomas Lincoln be and he is hereby 
appointed surveyor of that part of the road leading from Nolen 
to Bardstown which lies between the Bigg hill and the rolling 
fork in place of George Redman and that all the hands that 
assisted said Redman do assist said Lincoln in keeping said road 
in repair." 

Of the early life of Thomas Lincoln, after his father's death, 
nothing authentic has been learned. He is said to have been 
abandoned by his brothers and left to shift for himself; but as 
his mother and sisters were living, and he was, at most, but ten 
years old when his father was killed, and his brothers were not 
then of age and were but a few years older than he, there is 
probably no truth in the report. In 1795 he was taxed in Wash- 
ington county under his own name, as a white male between 
16 and 21 years, and in 1800 he was taxed in the same county 
as above 21 years and owning a horse, being listed on July 14. 
As his brothers Mordecai and Josiah were listed in that year on 
September 11 and May 14 respectively, it would seem that the 
three were not then living together. In the tax list for 1806, 
which was formerly thought to be for 1811, Thomas was taxed 
on two horses and was evidently living in Washington county 
and farming in a small way. All accounts agree that he learned 
the trade of carpenter in the shop of Joseph Hanks at Elizabeth- 
town, which is in Hardin county, and that he practised his trade 
there until after the birth of his daughter Sarah in 1807. He 
then, it is claimed, removed to the farm near Hodgenville, in 
what is now Larue county, and not, for some unexplained reason, 
to the farm which he had purchased of John-Tom Slater in 1803, 
which was still in his possession and which, one would think, 
he would naturally have occupied, especially as it is said to have 
been a much better farm than the one near Hodgenville. It is 


^ evident that if he ever lived on the Slater farm it must have been 
for a very short while. During this period of Thomas Lincoln's 
life, and probably until his removal to Indiana in 1816, he was a 
carpenter as well as a farmer, and it is not unreasonable to suppose 
that he changed his dwelHng place to suit the exigencies of his 
trade. It is now known that before his removal to the Hodgen- 
ville farm he was engaged in the building of Denton Geoghegan's 
mill which resulted in two lawsuits, in one of which he was the 
plaintiff and in the other the defendant, both of which were 
decided in his favor. After his removal to the Hodgenville farm 
he is said to have been employed by George Brownfield, and it is 
now generally agreed that he lived there until after the birth of 
his son Abraham in 1809. 

His next remove was to a farm on Knob creek in Hardin coun- 
ty, about fifteen miles from the Hodgenville farm, and across 
Muldraugh's hill, called the ''Bigg hill" in his appointment as 
road surveyor, whither he is said to have removed in 1813. This 
farm, which was part of a tract of ten thousand acres, he occupied 
on lease; and a suit of ejectment was brought against him and 
other occupants of the tract, Jan. 1, 1815, which was not brought 
to trial until June 9, 1818, when judgment was rendered for the 
defendants. Meanwhile Mr. Lincoln, not waiting for a settle- 
ment of the dispute, had left the State. Lamon, whose story 
seems to have been accepted by the later biographers of Abraham 
Lincoln without proper investigation, evidently confused this 
Knob creek farm with the farm purchased of John-Tom Slater 
in 1803, and also with the farm near Hodgenville. He describes 
it as containing 238 acres and situated six miles from Hodgenville, 
and he further says: ''This" [second] "farm he" [Thomas] "had 
pretended to buy from a Mr. Slater. The deed mentions £118 
. . . the deed was made to him Sept. 2, 1813 [sic] and Oct. 27, 
1814 he conveyed 200 acres of it to Charles Milton for £100." 
(Life of Abraham Lincoln, Lamon, p. 13; see also "Paternity of 
Abraham Lincoln," by Wm. E. Barton, pp. 251-263.) 

In 1816, after having made a preliminary journey to select a 
place for settlement, he removed his family to a farm about a 
mile and a half east of Gentryville in Spencer county, Ind. 
This farm, which was situated in the midst of a dense forest, 
required clearing and proved to be not only unfertile but rather 


unhealthful, yet here Thomas remained, in spite of his ^'roving 
disposition," until March, 1830, when he removed to Macon 
county. 111., with his family and a party of relatives, and settled 
about ten miles west of Decatur. Here he remained, however, 
but a short time, being driven away by the prevalence of fever 
and ague, and, in 1831, he was living on a forty-acre farm on 
Goose Nest prairie, in Coles county, near the village of Farming- 
ton, where he continued to live until his death. His son Abraham 
had, however, left him in 1830 to seek his own fortunes. 

He married (1), June 12, 1806 (Washington County Records), 
on Beech Fork, Washington county, Ky., Nancy, daughter, 
it is claimed, of Joseph and Nancy (Shipley) Hanks of Amelia 
county, Va., and Elizabethtown, Ky., born Feb. 5, 1784, in 
Amelia county. She died Oct. 5, 1818, at Gentryville, Ind. 
Few women honestly married have been so maligned as she, 
and strangely enough all the calumnious stories of her origin 
and marriage have been due to the credulity of one man, whose 
opportunities for learning the truth from the lips of the living 
were unequalled, but who seems to have put undue faith in the 
statements of Dennis Hanks, who appears to have gone out of his 
way to calumniate and belittle both Nancy and her husband. 
Mr. William H. Herndon in the preface to his "Life of Abraham 
Lincoln" says: "My long personal association with Mr. Lincoln 
gave me special facilities in the direction of obtaining materials 
for these volumes. Such were our relations during all that 
portion of his life when he was rising to distinction, that I had 
only to exercise a moderate vigilance in order to gather and! 
preserve the real data of his personal career." Yet Herndon 
and Lamon, who used Herndon's collections in writing his "Life 
of Lincoln," both believed until 1882, when the marriage record 
of Thomas and Nancy was discovered in Washington county, that 
both Abraham and his mother were illegitimate; and Herndon 
goes so far as to say that Abraham himself told him in 1850, 
"the only time when Mr. Lincoln ever referred to his ancestry," 
that his mother "was the illegitimate daughter of Lucy Hanks 
and a well bred Virginia farmer." Elsewhere Mr. Herndon 
tells us that "Mr. Lincoln usually had but little to say of himself, 
the lives of his parents, or the history of his family before their 
removal to Indiana. If he mentioned the subject at all, it was 


with great reluctance and significant reserve. There was some- 
thing about his origin he never cared to dwell upon." 

In 1900 Mrs. Caroline Hanks Hitchcock published "Nancy 
Hanks, The Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother," in which she 
attempts to prove that Nancy was the eighth and youngest 
child of Joseph and Nancy (Shipley) Hanks; that they removed 
from Virginia to Kentucky about 1789 and settled near Eliza- 
bethtown; that her father died in 1793 leaving a will, dated Jan. 9, 
1793, in which he names his wife and all his children and leaves 
to ''my daughter Nancy one heifer yearling called Peidy"; 
that after her mother's death Nancy went to live with her moth- 
er's sister, Mrs. Richard Berry, who was Lucy Shipley before her 
marriage; and that this Richard Berry, calling himself ''garden," 
with Thomas Lincoln, signed the marriage bond of Thomas and 
Nancy Hanks two days before the marriage, which marriage is 
recorded in the records of Washington county at Springfield, 
certified to by Jesse Head, D. M. E. Ch. (Deacon Methodist 
Episcopal Church). The bond, which is printed in facsimile in 
Miss Tarbell's "Life of Lincoln," vol. i, p. 10, reads as follows: 
"Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Lincoln and 
Richard Berry are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency 
the governor of Kentucky for the Just and full sum of fifty pounds 
Current money to the payment of which well and truly to be 
made to the said governor and his successors we bind ourselves 
our heirs &c. Jointly and severally firmly by these presents. 
Sealed with our seals and dated this 10*^ day of June 1806. The 
Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a 
marriage shortly intended between the above bound Thomas 
Lincoln and Nancy Hanks for which a license has issued now if 
there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this 
obligation to be Void or else to remain in full force & virtue in law 

"Witness "Thomas Lincoln [seal] 

"John H. Parrott "Richard Berry [seal] 

* 'garden" 

Since the pubHcation of Mrs. Hitchcock's book its statements 
have generally been accepted as true. If they are, it is incon- 
ceivable that Abraham, who was in his tenth year when his 
mother died and had lived nearly all that time near his mother's 
relatives, should have believed that either he or his mother was 


illegitimate, or should have been told by his father, or even by- 
Dennis Hanks, that his mother was the daughter, legitimate or 
illegitimate, of Lucy Hanks, of whose existence no evidence has 
thus far been produced. Yet it is to be regretted that Mrs. 
Hitchcock has not presented more conclusive evidence to prove 
that Joseph Hanks's daughter, named in his will, was born, as 
stated, on February 5, 1784, and was the Nancy who married 
Thomas Lincoln in 1806. Unfortunately Mrs. Hitchcock's 
statements concerning Mr. and Mrs. Richard Berry are con- 
tradicted by the fact, recently communicated to the writer, that 
Richard Berry, Sr., died in 1798, his will being recorded in Will 
Book A, p. 134, in which his wife is called Rachel. Nor was the 
wife of the younger Richard, who was probably the signer of the 
marriage bond, named Lucy but Cally or Sally, his marriage to 
Cally Ewing being recorded. There was therefore no ''kind 
Uncle Richard and Aunt Lucy," as they are called by Mrs. 
Hitchcock, for Nancy to have lived with ''until she was married," 
and this rather casts a doubt upon all of Mrs. Hitchcock's con- 
clusions. It is hoped that further investigations may prove 
them correct. 

It is to be noted that Thomas signed the bond with his name 
and not with a mark, showing that if Nancy taught him to write 
it was before they were married. Mrs. Hitchcock attempts to 
prove that Nancy's father, Joseph Hanks, was descended from 
Benjamin Hanks of Pembroke, Mass.; but this she has not made 
clear, and many believe that his ancestor was John Hanks of 
Gwynedd, Penn., who died in 1731. (See "The Ancestry of 
Abraham Lincoln," pp. 112-120.) Mrs. Nancy Lincoln is de- 
scribed as "above the ordinary height in stature, weighed about 
130 pounds, was slenderly built, and had much the appearance of 
one inclined to consumption. Her skin was dark; hair dark 
brown; eyes gray and small; forehead prominent; face sharp 
and angular, with a marked expression of melancholy which 
fixed itself in the memory of everyone who ever saw or knew her. 
. . . She was in disposition amiable and generally cheerful. 
Mr. Lincoln himself said ... of his mother . . . she was 
highly intellectual by nature, had a strong memory, acute judg- 
ment, and was cool and heroic." See Herndon's "Life of Lin- 
coln," p. 13. It is worth while to remember that Abraham was 


but nine years old when his mother died and that his opinion of 
her was given in 1851, thirty-three years after her death. Mrs. 
Hitchcock says the traditions of Nancy Hanks's appearance 
at the time of her marriage ''agree in caUing her a beautiful 
girl. She is said to have been of medium height, weighing about 
one hundred and thirty pounds, with light hair, beautiful eyes, 
a sweet sensitive mouth, and a kindly and gentle manner." 
She is generally spoken of as superior to her husband, by both 
nature and education, and as having led an unhappy married 
life by reason of the hardships she was compelled to undergo. 
But it should be remembered that she was the daughter, as 
well as the wife and mother, of a pioneer, and had been used, 
from earhest childhood, to the hardships of a pioneer's hfe. She 
may have been unhappy with her husband; many wives in far 
better circumstances and surroundings have been so; yet, if her 
character was as described above, it is reasonable to suppose 
that she made the best of her uncomfortable lot and was not 
altogether wretched. 

Thomas Lincoln married (2), Dec. 2, 1819, at Elizabethtown, 
Ky. (Hardin County Records), Mrs. Sarah (Bush) Johnston, 
daughter of Christopher Bush of Hardin county and widow of 
Daniel Johnston of Elizabethtown, whom she married March 13, 
1806, and who had died in October, 1818. She was born Dec. 13, 
1788, in Kentucky and died Dec. 10, 1869, at the old homestead 

: in Coles county, 111. She is said to have brought much household 
furniture with her, which increased the comforts of the family, 
and is described as ''a woman of energy, thrift and gentleness" 
and is thought to have had a great influence in moulding the 
character of her stepson. By her first husband she had three 
children: John, Sarah and Matilda, but she had none by Mr. 

! Lincoln. 

For further particulars of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks 
the reader is referred to the several biographies of Abraham 
Lincoln and, more particularly, to ''The Ancestry of Abraham 
Lincoln," pp. 123-134, by Lea and Hutchinson; ''Life of Abraham 
Lincoln, "vol. i, by Miss Tarbell; The "Paternity of Abraham 

i Lincoln," chaps, xxvii, xxviii and xxix, by William E. Barton; 
and "Nancy Hanks, The Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother," 
by Mrs. Caroline Hanks Hitchcock. 


The dates of birth of the children of Thomas and Nancy 
(Hanks) Lincoln are from a facsimile of a page in Thomas Lin- 
coln's family Bible, but the entries were all made by Abraham 
Lincoln. The page is partially destroyed, so that all the dates 
are not clear. Sarah has generally been miscalled Nancy, because 
the first line of the record of her birth has been torn off. It is 
evident that it originally read: 

'* Sarah daughter of Thos & 

Nancy Lincoln was born Feb. 10th 1807," 
Just as the entry of Abraham's birth reads: 

''Abraham Lincoln, Son of Thos & 

Nancy Lincoln was born Feb. 

12th 1809." 
Sarah's death reads: ''Sarah daughter of Tho® Lincoln, wife of 
Aaron Grigsby died . . .uary 20, 1828," and it is uncertain 
whether she died in January or February. Lamon misread it 

Children, born: a at EHzabethtown; h, c at Hodgenville, Ky.: 

adaaa da. Sakah, born Feb. 10, 1807; died January or February 20, 1828, 
at Gentry ville, Ind., in childbed. She married, Augu&t, 1826, at Gentry- 
ville, Aaron Grigsby of Spencer county, Ind., born 1801, died 1831. 
They lived at Gentryville and had no children. They are both buried 
in "Old Pigeon Cemetery," Gentryville, and Aaron's birth and death 
are taken from his gravestone. Herndon's "Life of Abraham Lincoln" 
says of Sarah, "she was thick-set, had dark brown hair, deep gray eyes, 
and an even disposition. In contact with others she was kind and con- 
siderate, her nature was one of amiability, and God had endowed her 
with that invincible combination — modesty and good sense." 

adaaa db. Abeaham, born Feb. 12, 1809. 

adaaa dc. Thomas. The only authority for his birth seems to be Hern- 
don's "Life of Abraham Lincoln," p. 5, where he is said to have lived 
for a few days, but no authority is cited. He id not mentioned in the 
family Bible. Dr. Christopher-Columbus Graham also mentions the 
child Thomas in "Early Life of Lincoln," p. 232. 

adaae a. David, son of Jacob (John, Mordecai, Mordecaij 
Samuel) and Dorcas (Robinson) Lincoln of Lin ville, Va., born 
June 28, 1781, at Linville; died Apr. 26, 1849, at Lacey Spring, 
intestate. He was a farmer and lived at Dayton, Va., and Lacey 
Spring, Va., at which latter place he kept an inn in an old two- 
story log house, which is said to have been erected in colonial 
times and was burned in February, 1898. In 1835, he was one 


of the commissioners to form a new regiment, the 145th Virginia 
militia. (History of Rockingham County, pp. 120, 202.) 

He married, Dec. 6, 1808, Catherine Bright, who was born 
Feb. 6, 1784, and died May 15, 1873, at Lacey Spring. (Records 
of Dr. John-Edward Lincoln, adaae aha, and Virginia-Catherine 
[Lincoln] Taylor, adaae aga.) 

Children, born at Dayton, Va. : 

adaae aa. John-Strother, born Dec. 30, 1809; died Aug. 5, 1878, in Illinois. 
He married and had a large family of which nothing has been learned. 
The following from Rockingham county, Va., Burnt Records, vol. 
xxii, p. 232, gived the only information of his wife that has been obtained: 
"September 28, 1849." . . . "and the said John S. Lincoln and Hester 
Ann his wife, being one of the legal heirs of the said David Lincoln, and 
as such is entitled to an equal undivided eighth part of the aforesaid 
land" . . . conveyed the same "to Benjamin F., Jacob and Abraham 

adaae ab. Preston, born Dec. 11, 1811. The date is also given as May 15 

and Dec. 18. 
lodaae ac. Benjamin-Franklin, born Nov. 12, 1813; died Sept. 10, 1864, 
at Lacey Spring, unmarried. He served as private in Company H, 10th 
Virginia cavalry, in the Civil war. 
ladaae ad. Dorcas, born Aug. 16 or 18, 1815; died March 20, 1894, at 
Bristol, Va. She married at Lacey Spring, Smith, son of Dorman and 
Margaret (Kyle) Lofland of Harrisonbux-g, Va., born 1812, near Harrison- 
burg; died October, 1881, at Bristol. He was a farmer and lived at 
Lacey Spring and Jonesboro, Tenn., until the Civil war. He then removed 
to Wytheville, Va., and later to Bristol. (Family Records of Mrs. 
Anna-McKelvin [Lofland] Gibboney, adaae adg.) 
Children, born: a-i at Lacey Spring; j at Jonesboro: 
a. James-Preston, born 1839; died 1848. 

h. Margaret-Catherine, born May 3, 1841; mar. StClair Armen- 

c. Mary-Jane, born November, 1842; mar. James H. Baldwin. 

d. Henrietta, born March 14, 1845; mar. Robert G. Baldwin. 

e. Frances-Elizabeth, born Nov. 14, 1847; died March 27, 
1894, unmarried. 

/. Dorman-David, born Oct. 30, 1849; mar. Ida Smith. 

g. Anna-McKelvin, born May 28, 1852; mar. J. Haller Gibboney. 

h. Cornelia-Smith, born May 19, 1854; mar. Robert Gibboney. 

i. Franklin-Lincoln, born Feb. 2, 1856; mar. Sallie Rumple. 

j. Ada-Winslow, born Sept. 2, 1862; died Jan. 4, 1916, unmarried. 
^aae ae. Betsey-Ann, born Feb. 1, 1817; died Sept. 2, 1904, at Clifton 
Hall, near Lacey Spring; married, June 13, 1837, at Lacey Spring, 
Peter-Perry, son of Philip and Elizabeth (Koontz) Koontz of Mount 
Valley, Va., born March 1, 1803, near Lacey Spring; died June 27, 1861, 
about four miles east of Lacey Spring in Plains township, where he had 
lived. He was a farmer and surveyor, a magistrate and much honored 
and respected. (Records of Mrs. Ann-Eliza [Koontz] Kibler, adaae aed.) 


Children, born at Clifton Hall, Plains Township, Va. : 

a. Diana-Catherine, born March 27, 1838; died Sept. 28, 1840. 
h. David-Edward, born June 24, 1839; mar. a Miss Johnson. 

c. Reuben-Franklin, born Jan. 22, 1841; mar. Ann Thomas. 

d. Ann-Eliza, born July 2, 1843; mar. Isaac Kibler. 

e. Mary-Elizabeth, born Nov. 25, 1845; mar. Albert-Curtis 
Lincoln, adaae aha. 

f. Philip-Peter-Perry, born May 3, 1848; mar. Carrie West. 

g. WiLSON-AsBURY, born Dec. 6, 1850; mar. Mary Strole. 

h. Abraham- William, born Oct. 28, 1853; mar. (1) Dale-Lillie 
Speck; (2) Lucy-Bell Speck. 
adaae af. Abigail, born Jan. 14, 1819; died July 18, 1881, at Waco, Texas; 
married (1) John Shaver or Shafer and lived in Plains Township, Va. 
She married (2) John Baldwin. 
Children, by first husband: 

a. Smith Shaver. 

b. Lincoln Shaver. 
Child, by second husband: 

C. A SON. 

adaae ag. Jacob-Nicholas, born Apr. 3, 1821. 

adaae ah. Abraham, born Dec. 19, 1822. Also given Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. 

adaae h. Jacob, son of Jacob {John, Mordecai, Mordecaiy 
Samuel) and Dorcas (Robinson) Lincoln of Linville, Va., born 
Aug. 12, 1795, at Linville; died 1848, in Ohio. He married Mrs. i 
Nancy (Lionberger) Rhodes, daughter of David and Mary 
Lionberger of Luray, Va., and widow of Joseph Rhodes. She 
was born Oct. 6, 1794, at Luray and died March 2, 1867, in the ; 
Asylum for the Insane at Staunton, Va., where she had been 
confined for twenty-five years. Her first husband, Joseph 
Rhodes, was killed while building a barn for his father-in-law. 
By him she had two children, Hamilton, born Sept. 15, 1813, 
and Ann, born Aug. 12, 1815. 

Children, born at Linville Creek, Va. : 

adaae ha. Dorcas, born July 24, 1822; died Aug. 26, 1892, at Fairfield, 
Va.; married, Dec. 30, 1847, George Tisinger, born Sept. 1, 1816, near 
Woodstock, Va. ; died May 22, 1887, near Raphine, Va. He was a farmer 
and blacksmith. They lived at Raphine. 
Child, born at Raphine : 
a. Anna-Eliza- Virginia, born Sept. 17, 1852; mar. John- William 
adaae hh. Rebecca, twin of Dorcas, born July 24, 1822; died Oct. 9, 1904, 
at Newmarket, Va.; married, Oct. 11, 1849, at Rockbridge, Va., Beal- 
Steambergen, son of Jacob and Edith (Rynard) Pence of Edinburg, 
Va., born May 19, 1824, at Edinburg; died Apr. 12, 1907, at Newmarket. 
He was a farmer. They lived at Mount Jackson, Va. 


Children, born: a, h at Edinburg; c-e at Woodstock, Va.: 
a. Mary-Lavenia, bom Sept. 24, 1855. 
h. John-Lincoln, born Apr. 10, 1857. 

c. Ida-Angeline, born Jan. 16, 1863; mar. Isaiah Printz. 

d. Charles-Lee, born Jan. 9; 1864. 

e. Alice-Rebecca, born March 5, 1866; mar. Otto-Haining 

adaae he. John, born May 24, 1824; died Nov. 10, 1889, at Linville Creek. 
He was burned out in Sheridan's raid and always hated President Lin- 
coln. He married Nancy Driver, who died Feb. 19, 1905, at Linville 
Creek. He was a farmer. They lived at Linville Creek and are buried 
near Singers Glen, Va. They had no children. 

adaae hd. Martha, born June 2, 1826; died June 29, 1848, at Luray, Va., 

adaae he. Josephine, born June 12, 1828; died Oct. 27, 1899, at Tye River, 
Va.; married (1), after Aug. 30, 1849, Samuel Stover of Page County, 
Va. She married (2) Thomas Almond or Allman of Luray, Va. She 
had no children by her second husband. 
Children, by first husband: 

a. Elizabeth Stover. 

b. Nannie Stover. 

adaae hf . Jacob-Broadus, born Sept. 8, 1830. 

adaae hg. Angeline, born March 2 (or 5), 1832; died July 18, 1901, at 
Luray, Va.; married, Dec. 12, 1848, at Luray, Lorenzo-Sibert, son of 
Isaac and Martha-Hill (Grayson) Printz of Luray, born May 31, 1826, 
at Luray; died March 19, 1886, at Luray, where he had lived. He was 
a farmer. (Records of Mrs. Lavinia-Arribella [Printz] Printz, adaae 

Children, born at Luray: 
a. Lavinia-Arribella, born Dec. 30, 1849; mar. John-David 

6. Ida-Annie, born Dec. 12, 1854; died Nov. 29, 1855. 
adaae hh. David, born May 18, 1833; died at Santa Fe, N. M., unmarried. 
adaae hi. Abraham-Randolph, born June 14, 1835. 

adaae i. Abraham, son of Jacob (John, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Dorcas (Robinson) Lincoln of Linville, Va., born 
March 15, 1799, at Linville; died June 13, 1851, at Linville. 
He lived on Linville's creek, about four miles north of the village 
of Edom, and was a farmer. He never held political office but 
was a colonel in the Virginia militia. 

He married, Oct. 26, 1826, at Linville, Mary, daughter of 
John and Mary (Robinson) Homan of Linville, born Oct. 24, 
1802, at The Plains, Rockingham county, Va.; died March 8, 
1874, at Linville. She and her husband are buried in the Lincoln 
family burying ground at Linville, their gravestones bearing 
simply the records of birth and death as here given. (Family 


Bible of Jacob and Abraham Lincoln; Records of Miss Kate 

Pennybacker, adaae iae.) 

Children, born at Linville: 

adaae ia. Mary-Elizabeth, born Nov. 11, 1827; died May 14, 1905, at 
Linville; married (1), Sept. 10, 1844, at Linville, Richard-Snow, son of 
David-Spencer and Jerusha (King) Maupin of Albemarle county, Va., 
where he was born Nov. 17, 1816. He died Dec. 7, 1855, at Linville and 
is buried in the Lincoln burying ground there, as is his wife. He was 
a physician and lived at Linville. She married (2), Aug. 20, 1865, at 
Linville, John-Dyer, son of Isaac-Samuels and Sarah- Ann (Dyer) 
Pennybacker of Harrisonburg, Va., born March 20, 1833, at Franklin, W. 
Va.; died March 17, 1904, at Richmond, Va., while on a visit there. He 
was a graduate of the University of Virginia, became a lawyer and served 
a term in the State legislature. He was quite a brilliant man. His 
-father was United States senator from Virginia. The Maupins were 
French Huguenots. 

Children, by first husband, born: a, b at Linville; c at Edom, Va.: 

a. Abraham-Lincoln Maupin, born June 24, 1845; mar. Emma 

h. A DAUGHTER, bom March 31, 1850; died same day. 

c. Dorcas-Sarah-Emeline Maupin, born Sept. 2, 1851; mar. 
Jacob-Broadus Lincoln, adaae hf, as his third wife. 

Children, by second husband, born at Linville: 

d. Mary-Lee Pennybacker, born Aug. 24, 1866; living, 1914, 

e. Kate-Abigail Pennybacker, born May 30, 1868; living, 1914, 

/. John-Dyer Pennybacker, born Nov. 18, 1870; living, 1914, 

adaae ih. Dorcas-Lavina, born Oct. 19, 1829; died July 31, 1830, and is 
buried in the family burying ground at Linville. 

adaae ic. Caroline-Amanda, born Oct. 9, 1831; died May 5, 1899, at Harri- 
sonburg, Va.; married, Sept. 4, 1851, at Linville, John-Price, son of 
Archibald and Sarah (Price) Brock of Lacey Spring, Va., born May 17, 
1823, at Lacey Spring; died Dec. 1, 1892, at Newmarket, Va. They lived 
at LinvUle and Newmarket. He was a prosperous farmer, stock raiser 
and cattle dealer. In early life he was an officer in the regular army and 
served in the Mexican war. At the outbreak of the Civil war he was cap- 
tain of the Valley Rangers, and he served as such for about a year in the 
Confederate army. He then entered the commissary department where he 
served until the end of the war. He, his wife and four children are buried 
in the Lincoln burying ground at Linville, but no dates are on the stones 
of the three youngest children. (Family Bible of Mrs. William-Moritz 
Lowenbach, adaae icf.) 

Children, born at Newmarket: 

a. A SON, born June 17, 1852; died same day. 

b. Charles-Archibald, born March 28, 1854; mar. (1) Elizabeth 
Hevener; (2) Anna Windle. 

c. Abraham-Edwin but always known as John E., born Apr. 27, 
1856; mar. Elizabeth Rice. 


d. Arizona-Frances- Virginia-Josephine-Rebecca, born May 13, 
1858; died March 26, 1863. 

e. Mary-Dakota D., born Oct. 13, 1860; died May 30, 1863. 

/. Sarah-Aramenta-N ANNIE, bom June 24, 1863; mar. William- 
Morris Lowenbach. 
g. Carrie-Lincoln M., born about 1865; died "aged 4 yrs. 1 mo. 

& 6 days." The Bible record of her birth is destroyed. 
h. Rebecca- Allemode-LaClyde, born Feb. 28, 1868; mar. Charles- 
Andrew Carskadon. 
i. Edna-Earle, born Aug. 24, 1869; mar. Charles M. Long. 
j. Hugh-Archibald-Lincoln, born April, 1871; mar. Annie R. 
adaae id. Josephine-Rebecca, born Oct. 2, 1833; died Oct. 11, 1903, at 
Staunton, Va.; married, Feb. 16, 1858, at Linville, William Chapman of 
Staunton, who died Jan. 22, 1894, at Staunton. They lived at Staunton. 
He was a dentist. His parents are said to have lived in West Virginia. 
Dr. and Mrs, Chapman are buried at Staunton. 
Children, born at Staunton: 

a. Mary-Lincoln, born Jan. 8, 1859; died May 30, 1879, unmarried. 

b. Carrie D., born Aug. 29, 1860; died June 21, 1862. 

adaae ie. Dorcas-Sarah, born March 24, 1837; died Dec. 7, 1852, at Lin- 
ville, unmarried, and is buried in the Lincoln burying ground. 

adaaf a. Jesse, son of John {John, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Mary (Yarnall) Lincoln of Lebanon, Ohio, born 
July 17, 1785, in Rockingham county, Va.; died about 1857, at 
Clarktown, White county, Tenn., and is buried at Sparta, Tenn. 
He removed from Virginia to Greeneville, Tenn., as early as 
Jan. 18, 1816, on which date John Balch of Greeneville conveyed 
to Jesse Lincoln of the same place for sixty dollars, six acres of 
land on the south side of Greeneville and adjoining said town. 
(Greene County Deeds, Book 11, p. 224.) He removed to 
Eagle Furnace, Roane county, Tenn., and was interested in iron 
mines. He owned a big iron furnace, also a general merchandise 
store and a large plantation, which was run by his overseer. 
He became quite wealthy but met with reverses and lost his 
property. A letter from his wife dated at Eagle Furnace, June 
15, 1850, says they were then living there. Subsequently he 
removed to Clarktown for his health. 

He married, in 1821, at Jonesboro, Washington county, 
Tenn., Nancy, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Harbison) Brown 
of Washington county, born 1801, at Jonesboro; died March, 
1884, at Chattanooga, Tenn. She was living, Apr. 28, 1873, 
at Lookout Mountain, Tenn., on which date she wrote a letter to 



her sister in which she says: ''WilHam Barton [adaaf dd] and 
his son are hving in Chattanooga. Hamilton [her son] married 
last December Miss Charity E. Lea — her middle name is Emma — 
Hugh [another son] is not married." 

Mrs. Lincoln's father, Joseph Brown, emigrated from Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, to Charleston, S. C. He subsequently settled 
in Jonesboro. He was a soldier in the Revolution as were two 
brothers of his wife Mary Harbison. (Family Records.) 

Children, born: a at Thompson's Station; 6, c at Sparta, 
Tenn. : 

adaaf aa. Hugh-Brown, born Apr. 22, 1832; died Nov. 11, 1903, at Thomp- 
son's Station. He was a farmer and lived at Thompson's Station. He 
graduated at the University of Tennessee and was a lieutenant in the 
43rd regiment Tennessee volunteers in the Confederate army during the 
Civil war. He married Mrs. Henrietta (Baugh) Scales, who died before 
him. They had no children. She was a widow of Joseph Scales. Mr. 
Lincoln was an elder in the Presbyterian church. 

adaaf ab. John-Mordecai, born Sept. 18, 1842. 

adaaf ac, James-Hamilton, born May 12, 1848. 

adaaf d. Mordecai, son of John (John, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Mary (Yarnall) Lincoln of Linville, Va., and 
Lebanon, Ohio, born Nov. 7, 1788, at Linville; died Apr. 29, 
1851, at Greene ville, Tenn. When quite young he went to Hardy 
county, Va., now W. Va., and there married his first wife, who 
died not long after the birth of their second child. Leaving the 
infant with his father, Mr. Lincoln, taking his little girl on the 
saddle with him, rode to Carter county, Tenn., to visit his uncle 
Isaac in 1814 or 1815. He was so pleased with the beauty of the 
country that he purchased "Fish Spring Farm" on Stony creek, 
sent to Virginia for his goods and settled down as farmer and 
store-keeper. After some years he removed to Greeneville, 
where he purchased an interest in the leading store, but retained 
his mountain farm as his summer home. He was one of the 
founders of the Episcopal church in Greeneville and was well 
known from the valley of Watauga to Charleston, S. C, whither 
he went on frequent business trips, always travelling on horse- 
back. ''His gracious hospitality and loving disposition endeared 
him to all." He is buried in the old cemetery at Greeneville, 
beside his second wife. 


He married (1), near Moorefield, Va. (now W. Va.), Clara, 
daughter of William and Catherine (See) Paul of Hardy county, 
Va. (now W. Va.), born about 1794; died December, 1815, aged 
about 21 years. She was a wealthy heiress, her father having 
left her several plantations and numerous slaves, which fortune 
is thought to have come from her grandmother See. 

He married (2), at Knoxville, Tenn., Sophia- Williams, daugh- 
ter of Frederick and Katherine (Steidinger) Heiskell of Rock- 
bridge county, Va., born 1800, in Rockbridge county; died 
June, 1873, at Greeneville of cholera. (Records of Hugh-Lawson- 
White Gross, adaaf dag, and of Miss Sophie-Bettie Brown, 
adaaf dfb.) 

The will of Mordecai Lincoln, dated March 12, 1851, and 

tallowed May 5, 1851, and recorded at Greeneville is as follows: 
''I Mordecai Lincoln do make and publish this as my last will 
' and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills 
by me made at any time — 

*' First I direct that my funeral expenses and depts be paid as 
soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die 
possessed of or may come first into the hands of my executor. 

'^Secondly — I give and bequeath to my daughter Paulina E. 
Groce and to the heirs of my son John C. Lincoln, now deceased, 
that is to say to my daughter Perlina E. Groce five dollars and 
to the heirs of my son John C. Lincoln five dollars to be divided 
between them. My reason for not giving them more is because 
they have already had at least four thousand dollars each in 
: slaves and the proceeds of the sale of a large tract of land in 
Hardy County in the State of Virginia. 

''Thirdly — I give and bequeath to my grandson Mordecai 
Lincoln Barton, my landed property consisting of two tracts, 
"' situate in Carter County, Tennessee, near the fish spring and 
whereon John Berry now lives. 

*' Fourthly — I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Sophia 
Lincoln my lot of ground joining the Academy on the east and 
James Johnston on the south and west and also all my slaves, 
that is Roseanna, Elbert F. Severe, Hugh Duglass, Martha and 
her child, George W., Matilda, Francis, Marrion and the youngest 
child of Roseanna Sam by name, and also all my land, lots, 
buildings, situate in the town of Greeneville or neighbourhood. 


''Fifthly — I give and bequeath to my dear wife Sophia W. 
Lincoln the use and service of Roseanna and Hugh Duglas, the 
rents and profits of my tan yard and the hire [of] Elbert Severe 
and any more money that my Executor may think she needs, 
and also the use of my Brick House, garden and other things 
thereunto belonging, and at her death all money, depts, lands, 
lots and property of every description to revert to my daughter 
Mary Sophia Lincoln. 

"Lastly — I nominate and appoint William R. Brown my 
executor to this my last will. In witness whereof I do hereunto 
set my hand and seal this twelfth day of March, 1851. 

*'M. Lincoln [seal] 

"My handwriting can be proven by Thomas Lane, Jr., Wm. 
West, James Britten, Wm. M. Loury, B. McDaniel and various 

^^^"^^ "M. Lincoln.- 

(Greene County Wills, Book I, p. 368.) 

Children, by first wife, born in Hardy county, Va. (now W. Va.) : 

adaaf da. Paulina-Emily, born May 30, 1813; died Aug. 31, 1891, at 
Sparta, Tenn. In later life she prefixed the name of Clara to her name. 
She is called Perlina in her father's will, but her name is properly spelled 
Paulina after her mother. She married (1), in 1828, at Hagerstown, Md., 
William Dinges of Front Royal, Va., whose parentage and dates of birth 
and death have not been learned. He was a widower with a daughter 
about twelve years old when he married Miss Lincoln, who was living 
with her grandmother Paul at the time and ran away to Hagerstown to be 
married. Mr. Dinges was a blacksmith and lived and died at Front 
Royal. After his death his widow removed to Sparta, where she married 
(2), in 1838, Milton B., son of Jacob and Sarah (Farrington) Gross of 
Sullivan county, Tenn., born about 1817, in SuUivan county; died March, 
1855, at Sparta, where he had lived. He was a saddler and farmer. 
(Records of Hugh-Lawrence- White Gross, adaaf dag.) 
Children, by first husband, born at Front Royal : 
a. WiLLiAM-MoRDECAi DiNGES, bom Jan. 22, 1829; mar. Amanda 

h. Isaac-Henry Dinges, born 1831; died 1855, unmarried. 

c. Emily-Oneal Dinges, born September, 1834; mar. (1) Marion 
Simrill; (2) Charles Neal; (3) Edward Turner. 

d. David-Washington Dinges, born July 2, 1836; mar. Nora 

Children, by second husband, born near and at Sparta: 

e. Jesse-Lincoln Gross, born Jan. 8, 1839; mar. (1) Julia Sea- 
horn; (2) Melvina Wallace; (3) 

/. A daughter, died in infancy. 

g. Hugh-Lawrence- White Gross, born Jan. 28, 1842; mar. Mrs. 
Fanny (Boone) Paschall. 


h. Thomas-Montgomery-Brown Gross, born May 11, 1844; un- 
married, 1916. 

i. A DAUGHTER, died in infancy. 

j. Ann-Eliza Gross, born March 5, 1849; mar. Joseph-Malcolm 
adaaf db. John-Craigin, born Nov. 7, 1815. 

Children, by second wife, born at Greeneville : 

adaaf dc. Catherine M., born Dec. 18, 1819; died Sept. 20, 1825. 

adaaf dd. Sarah- Amelia, born Feb. 11, 1825; died June 13, 1850, at Greene- 
ville; married, June 1, 1841, at Greeneville, by Rev. F. A. McCorkle, 
William Barton, a native of Virginia whose parentage and birth have not 
been learned. He was a physician of some ability and lived at Greeneville 
untU after his wife's death, when he removed to Sparta and, finally, to 
Alexandria, Tenn., where his son had settled. Though at one time pos- 
sessed of considerable property, he was unfortunate and became quite 
impoverished and died, about 1902, in the poor house at Nashville, Tenn., 
of softening of the brain. 
Child, born at Greeneville: 

a. Mordecai-Lincoln, born May 1, 1842; mar. (1) Etta Baird; 
(2) Sarah DeBow. 

adaaf de. Louisa-Ann, born Feb. 1, 1829; died June 11, 1839. 

adaaf df. Mary-Sophia, born March 3, 1833; died June 6, 1867, at Greene- 
ville; married, Jan. 15, 1852, at Greeneville, William-Ramsey, son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Alexander) Brown of Greeneville, born Feb. 17, 
1816, at Greeneville; died Aug. 2, 1902, at Greeneville, where he had 
always lived. His parents were from Ireland. He married (2), April, 
1869, at Greeneville, Mrs. Mary (Johnson) Stover, widow of Col. Daniel 
Stover and youngest daughter of ex-President Andrew Johnson, by whom 
he had no children. This marriage proved to be an unhappy one, and 
they finally separated. (Records of Miss Sophie-Bettie Brown, adaaf 
dfb.) The children are all living, 1916, at Greeneville and are all very 
Children, born at Greeneville : 

a. Augusta-Lincoln, born Feb. 23, 1853; unmarried, 1916. 

b. Sophie-Bettie, born Oct. 30, 1854; unmarried, 1916. 

c. William-Heiskell, born Dec. 7, 1857; unmarried, 1916. 

d. Mary-Gertrude, born Sept. 12, 1864; mar. David Wilds. 

adaaf f. Isaac, son of John (John, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Mary (Yarnall) Lincoln of Linville, iVa., and 
Lebanon, Ohio, born Oct. 27, 1792, in Rockingham county, Va.; 
died Nov. 2, 1867, at Red Lion, Ohio. In early life he taught 
school and, later, was a surveyor and farmer. He lived at Red 
Lion, a village about five miles from Lebanon. He served as a 
private in the War of 1812, being probably the Isaac Lincoln 
of Capt. Robert McGilPs Company, 38th regiment, Virginia 
volunteers, who entered service July 8, 1813. (Hist, of Rocking- 


ham County, which also mentions an Isaac Lincoln, a private in 
Capt. Thos. Hopkins's Company, 116th regiment, Virginia 
volunteers, who entered service July 7, 1813.) Mr. Lincoln 
was a devoted member of the Baptist church; before his death 
he was declared insane. He and his wife are buried in the ceme- 
tery at Red Lion, but two of his children are buried in the old 
Baptist cemetery at Lebanon. 

He married, March 4, 1834, at Lebanon (Lebanon Records), 
Mary (Seaman) Martin, a widow whose first husband's name has 
not been learned, nor the names and residence of her parents. 
She was born Dec. 10, 1802, at Washington, Pa.; and died Apr. 
18, 1859, at Red Lion. 

The inscriptions on the gravestones are as follows: 

'^saac Lincoln J died t Nov. 21, 1867 J aged J 75 Yrs 26 Ds." 

"Mary Lincoln J died t April 18, 1859 J Aged 56 Yrs 4 t mos 
& 8 d." 

** Abigail H. | Daughter of J Isaac & Mary | Lincoln J died % 
Nov. 8, 1849 t Ae 6 yrs 6 mos t & 3 d's." 

''Infant Son of t I & M Lincoln | Born Dec. 26, 1842 J Died J 
Jan. 17, 1843." 

Children, born at Lebanon: 

adaaffa. Lethea, born 1835 (?) ; died 1853, at Lebanon, unmarried. 

adaaffb. Rachel-Irene, born 1837 (?); died 1899, at Lebanon, unmarried. 
She was declared insane, Feb. 28, 1882, and John-Lawrence Swink, her 
brother-in-law, was declared her guardian. 

adaaf fc. Orpha-Theresa, born Aug. 17, 1838; living, 1916, harmlessly 
insane. She married, Dec. 22, 1859, at Lebanon, John-Lawrence, son of 
Enos- Jones and Eliza- Wise (Stickleman) Swink of Deerfield, Va., born 
July 14, 1836, in Augusta county, Va.; died March 11, 1908, at Lebanon. 
He was a farmer, living at Red Lion, near Lebanon. (Records of Clar- 
ence-John Swink, adaaf fee.) 
Children, born at Lebanon : 

a. Lucy-Bell, born June, 1861; died September, 1861. 

b. WiRTER-LiNCOLN, bom March, 1863; died November, 1877. 

c. David-Reed, born September, 1865; died April, 1868. 

d. Elizabeth-Louella, born Aug. 10, 1870; unmarried, 1916. 

e. Clarence-John, born Apr. 10, 1877; mar. Arvilla Goodwin. 
adaaf fd. A son, born Dec. 26, 1842; died Jan. 17, 1843. 

adaaf fe. Abigail H., born May 5, 1844 (?); died Nov. 8, 1849. Her age is 
given on her gravestone as "6 yrs 6 mos & 3 d's," but this must be an 
error either for 5 years or, perhaps, for 8 or even 9 years. 

adaaf k. John, son of John (John, Mordecai, Mordecaiy 
Samuel) and Mary (Yarnall) Lincoln of Linville, Va., and Leba- 


non, Ohio, born June 7, 1807, in Rockingham county, Va.; died 
at Le Claire, Iowa, soon after the Civil war. He removed to 
Iowa and was living, Oct. 6, 1860, at Le Claire, Scott county, 
according to a letter of that date written to his nephew, Dr. 
Isaac-Lincoln Drake, of Lebanon. He was a farmer and, like 
his brother Isaac, a very earnest and pious Baptist. But little 
has been learned of him, as he seems to have got out of touch 
with his relatives after his removal from Ohio. In a letter to 
his brother Mordecai at Greeneville, Tenn., dated ''Near Red 
Lion, Warren Co., Ohio, Oct. 3, 1838," he says: ''I was married 
the 13th of last February to Miss Sarah Hart who lived five or 
six miles distant"; and Nov. 8, 1839, he wrote from the same 
place: ''I have a young daughter that will be ten months old 
the 3d of next month, we call her Margarete H. Lincoln . . . 
Brother Isaac and his family were well when I left home, Nancy" 
his sister ''was down this Fall and Billy" her husband "was 
down since . . . Mr. Drake seems to be failing and Rachel" 
another sister "does by no means promise for long life." 

His father left to him by his will the old family Bible, which 
undoubtedly contained much information of the family; but 
it has not as yet been found. He left two daughters and no son; 
and of these daughters, one of whom probably had the Bible, 
liothing has been learned. Mr. J. D. Barnes of Le Claire says 
that he attended district school kept by John Lincoln in 1851. 

He married, Feb. 13, 1838, in Warren county, Ohio, Sarah 
Hart, of whom nothing has been learned. (Lebanon Records.) 

Children, born at Red Lion: 

adaaf ka. Margarete H., born Feb. 3, 1839. 
adaafkh. A daughter. 

One daughter married John Linden and removed to Nebraska. Two 
granddaughters were said to be living in 1917, at Newton, Iowa. 

adaah e. George, son of Thomas {John, Mordecai, Mor- 
decai, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Casner) Lincoln of Rockingham 
county, Va., and Fayette county, Ky., born Apr. 15, 1792, near 
Lexington, Ky.; died Apr. 28, 1848, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
He was a volunteer in the War of 1812, and took part in the 
battle of River Raisin and in several other battles. He served in 
the Canada campaign and was twice taken prisoner. He was a 
blacksmith and farmer and continued to live near Lexington 



until December, 1822, when he removed to Clay county, Mo., 
settling on a farm a few miles from Liberty, which town he was 
instrumental in organizing. Here he passed the rest of his life 
except for a short time when he lived at St. Joseph, Mo. He 
built one of the first grist mills in Clay county and added milling 
to his other occupations. He was an industrious, prudent and 
generally successful man. He and his wife are described as 
*' people of great force of character, liberal in their views, chari- 
table and intensely religious." In 1847, his health failing, he 
went to the Rocky Mountains to recuperate; but, returning, he 
could get no further than Council Bluffs, where he died. 

He married, about 1819, near Lexington, Juliann, daughter 
of Peter* and Fanny (Wharton) Gatewood of Fayette county, 
Ky., born Feb. 16, 1802, in Fayette county; died Sept. 5, 1892, 
at Plattsburg, Mo. She inherited a large estate in Kentucky 
from her father, which she sold Feb. 26, 1859, reserving the 
family burying ground. (Fayette County Deeds, vol. 35, p. 80.) 
She left at her death one hundred lineal descendants, viz. : eight 
children, forty-six grandchildren and forty-six great-grand- 
children. (Records of Mrs. Julia [Lincoln] McMichael, adaah eo; 
Portrait and Biog. Record of Clay, Carroll, Chariton and Linn 
Counties, Missouri, pp. 263-4.) 

Children, born: a, h at Lexington, Ky.; c-o at Liberty, Mo.: 

adaah ea. Ann-Taliaferro, bora Aug. 21, 1820; died 1853, in Clay county, 
Mo.; married John A. Beauchamp. 
Children : 
a. John A., living, 1916, at Joplin, Mo. 
h. Robert, living, 1916, at Kansas City, Mo. 
and perhaps others. 
adaah eb. John-Karsner, born Dec. 21, 1821. 
adaah ec. Robert-Taliaferro, born Sept. 29, 1823. 

adaah ed. Fanny, born Aug. 16, 1825; died Nov. 16, 1903, at Plattsburg, 
Mo.; married, May 1, 1844, at Liberty, Mo., Isaac-Newton, son of John 
and Margret (Doniphan) Hockaday of Greenup, Ky., born Aug. 23, 1817, 
at Greenup; died Apr. 2, 1874, at Plattsburg, where they had lived. He 
was a farmer and, later, a merchant. 

Children, born: a at Liberty; h-d in CUnton county, Mo.; e, /at Platts- 
burg; g at Atchison, Kan.: 

a. Richard-Woodville, born Feb. 6, 1845; mar. (1) Betty Whit- 

tington; (2) Emma Craig. 
h. Dora, born June 6, 1853; mar. William-Thomas Clay. 

*Peter Gatewood's will, dated Apr. 18, 1848, names: wife Fannie; daughter Julia Ann 
Lincoln; deceased daughter Lucy D. Howard's children; Peter G. Lincoln, of whom he says 
"because he has lived with me from infancy to manhood"; and relative Lucy Ann Taliaferro. 
(Fayette County Wills, Book S, p. 244.) 


c. William-Doniphan, born Aug. 5, 1855; mar. Louise R. Canby. 

d. James- Winn, born Dec. 28, 1856; mar. Mary Rice. 

e. Jennie-Sullivan, born Sept. 6, 1858; mar. Thomas-Benton Gill. 
/. Edwin, born Feb. 15, 1861; mar. Urilla Kunkle. 

g. Isaac-Newton, born July 14, 1867; mar. Birdie-Pixley Bohart. 

adaah ee. Peter-Gatewood, born Feb. 22, 1827. 

adaah ef. Jane-Cordelia, born Aug. 19, 1828; died Jan. 26, 1860, at Lib- 
erty; married, 1845, at Lexington, Ky., John-Leland, son of Thomas 
and Anne (Pattie) Howard of Maysville, Ky., born 1801, at Maysville; 
died Nov. 28, 1893, at Kansas City, Mo., aged ninety-two years. He 
was a lawyer, having studied the profession under Chief -Justice Marshall. 
He lived at Lexington, Ky., and, later, at Liberty, Mo. She was his 
second wife. His first wife was Lucy Gatewood, sister of Mrs. George 
Lincoln and aunt of his second wife. 
Children, born at Lexington : 
a. Julia-George, born Jan. 12, 1846; mar. James Hurt. 
h. Annie-Pattie, mar. Milton Hightoner. 
c. Ernest-Doniphan, is married and has four children. 

adaah eg. William- Wharton, born Feb. 18, 1830; died unmarried. 

adaah eh. Edward, born Dec. 26, 1831; died Sept. 1, 1833. 

adaah ei. Lemuel-Saunders, born Aug. 12, 1833. 

adaah ej. Lucy-Gatewood, born Nov. 28, 1834; died Apr. 14, 1915, at Ne- 
braska City, Nebr.; married, June 5, 1853, at Liberty, Thomas-Kellar^ 
son of James^ {Thomas'^, Roberf) and Nancy (Kellar) Bradley of Platte 
City, Nebr., born 1825, at Lexington, Ky.; died 1903, at Nebraska City. 
Mr. Bradley, after "investigating the gold fields of California as a forty- 
niner," settled in Liberty and engaged in mercantile business. Later he 
removed for a short time to Plattsburg, Mo., and, in 1864, went with his 
family to Nebraska City, where he continued in mercantile business for 
about twenty years and then, until he retired, was interested in grain, 
real estate and insurance. He was regarded as a typical example of a 
southern gentleman. Mrs. Bradley was of a noble and charitable charac- 
ter, a devoted member for over fifty years of the Christian Church, and 
of a very lovable disposition. (Nebraska Daily Press, Apr. 15, 1915.) 
Children, born: a-e at Plattsburg; /-gr at Nebraska City: 

a. Eugene-Kellar, born 1855; mar. Bedie F. Catron. 

b. Graham-Lincoln, born 1856; mar. Guinnie Uttertrep. 

c. George, born 1858; living, 1916, in Arizona. 

d. NEWTON,\bornl861;{f^}897. 

e. Fanny, J ' I died 1865. 

/. Marshall, \ , iqa-t. / died 1908. 

A r born 1867; \ ■,- ■, j 

g. A son, J I died same day. 

h. Julia, born 1876; living, 1915, unmarried, at Nebraska City. 

adaah ek. George-Thomas, born Oct. 9, 1836. 

adaah el. Charles-Howard, born Feb. 15, 1839. 

adaah em. James-Edwin, born Sept. 27, 1840. 

adaah en. A son (unnamed), born June 19, 1842; died same day. 

adaah eo. Julia, born Feb. 27, 1845; married. May 5, 1864, at Liberty, 
John-Morgan, son of Thomas and Hannah (Morgan) McMichael of 
Plattsburg, Mo., born March 16, 1838, at Xenia, Ohio; died 1906, at 
Kansas City, Mo. They lived a greater part of the time at Liberty, but 
for some time at Plattsburg. Mr. McMichael was a merchant and a 


lawyer and, for a time, editor of the Plattsburg "Lever." He was an 
able writer, and the ''Lever" ranked as one of the best country papers in 
the State. He served as representative from Clinton county in the State 
legislature, and was once candidate for governor but failed of election. 
Mrs. McMichael was living, 1915, at Rogers, Ark. 
Children, born: a at Liberty; b-e at Plattsburg;/ at Buena Vista, Colo. : 

a. Lenore, born Feb. 2, 1865; died July 16, 1889, unmarried. 

b. Fanny, born Sept. 11, 1866; died Oct. 23, 1867. 

c. Julia, born Jan. 6, 1868; Uving, 1915, unmarried. 

d. Clara, born Oct. 27, 1869; died July 15, 1889, unmarried. 

e. Thomas, born Apr. 7, 1874; died Jan. 30, 1901, unmarried. 
/. John-Morgan, born Nov. 2, 1884; living, 1915, unmarried. 

adaah g. David, son of Thomas (John, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Elizabeth (Casner) Lincoln of Fayette county, Ky., 
born May, 1800, near Lexington, Ky.; died May 5, 1862, near 
Liberty, Clay county, Mo. He was a farmer and lived about 
one mile from Liberty, whither he had removed before his chil- 
dren were born. He was living in Missouri, June 23, 1821, on 
which date he, being described as of Missouri, conveyed to 
Elisha Warfield his "one eighth part of that tract of land con- 
veyed to him and others by his father, containing about 295 J 
acres in Fayette county on the waters of South Elkhorn," but 
as this deed was acknowledged by him in Fayette county on 
the same date he was evidently at home on a visit. (Fayette^ 
County Deeds, Bk. U, p. 407.) On Nov. 10, 1828, he was ap- 
pointed administrator on the estate of Lewis Gatewood, de- 
ceased, of Fayette county, who was probably the father of David's 
wife. (Fayette County Order Books, vol. 7, p. 134.) For the 
settlement of this estate he returned to Kentucky with his wife; 
and his son Isaac- Wells was born there in 1829; but they went' 
back to Missouri soon after and remained there until their 

He married, Dec. 10, 1822, at Lexington, America-Sanders, 
daughter, probably, of Lewis Gatewood of Fayette county, 
born May, 1800, in Fayette county; died Aug. 20, 1865, near 
Liberty. She is called Maria in the marriage record at Lexington. 
(Information of David-Lincoln Stoutimore, adaah gad, and 
James-Claiborne Lincoln, adaah gda.) 

Children, born: a-c, e-j in Clay County, Mo.; d in Fayette 
County, Ky.: 


adaah ga. Amanda F., born July 14, 1824; died Aug. 21, 1865, near Platts- 
burg, Mo.; married, Feb. 1, 1843, at Liberty, Mo., Josiah, son of Casper 
and Catharine (Trout) Stoutimore of Salem, Va., born Apr. 22, 1818, at 
Salem; died July 3, 1900, at Plattsburg. He was a farmer. They lived 
on a farm about five miles south of Plattsburg. 
Children, bom near Plattsburg : 

a. George B., born Dec. 30, 1843; died Sept. 24, 1860. 

b. Francis D., born Sept. 21, 1845. 

c. America E., born May 4, 1848; died Oct. 20, 1851. 

d. David-Lincoln, born Jan. 13, 1850. 

e. Isaac-Newton, born Sept. 5, 1852. 
/. Virginia- Ann, born May 30, 1854; died Nov. 11, 1856. 
g. Charles-Claiborne, born Dec. 22, 1855; died Nov. 14, 1856. 
h. William-Henry-Harrison, born Jan. 22, 1858. 

i. Jonathan-DeWit, born Oct. 1, 1860; died Apr. 12, 1911. 
j. JosiE, born Aug. 1, 1863; died Aug. 13, 1865. 
adaah gb. Elizabeth T., born Jan. 14, 1826; died Oct. 10, 1828. 
adaah gc. Mary T., born Jan. 2, 1828; died at St. Joseph, Mo.; married a Mr. 
Children : 
a. William F., born June 26, 1845; was married. 
I b. America-Agnes, born Feb. 26, 1847. 

adaah gd. Isaac-Wells, born Oct. 31, 1829. 
' adaah ge. Frances-Katharine, born Oct. 31, 1831; died at Liberty, Mo.; 

married William Estus of Liberty. 
5 adaah gf. Claiborne-Bird, born Feb. 25, 1833; married and had two 

* : adaah gg. Harriet-Delucy, born Sept. 1, 1835; died Sept. 26, 1856. 
D adaah gh. Larkin F., born July 16, 1836; died Feb. 24, 1840. 
^ adaah gi. Thomas-Gate wood, born March 20, 1840; died Apr. 25, 1840. 

adaah gj. Mordecai, died in infancy.* 
)• '■ 

1*1 adaga a. Thomas, son of Benjamin (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
^ ' Mordecai, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Oaves) Lincoln of North 
'' ■ Union, Pa., born Aug. 10, 1785, at North Union; died Oct. 28, 
^' 1864, at Carmichaels, Pa. Between 1800 and 1808, he learned 
" the fulling business with Jonathan Hanks, near Garard's Fort, 
"i/j Greene county, Pa., his father owning, at that time, three hun- 

jj dred acres of land in Whiteley township, Greene county, on 
^'' which was a woolen mill. He returned to Fayette county in 
^'v 1808, and in 1810 purchased an interest in a paper mill near 
'^' Connellsville, Pa. Owing to bad management by his partner 
\ this business was wrecked; and, on Feb. 6, 1811, his father sold 
■^ to him ninety and a quarter acres from ^'Discord" and "Union 

i Green," and he devoted himself to farming, uniting with this 

IK ; *Mr. Stoutimore does not give Mordecai among the children. Mr. James-Claiborne Lincoln 
i names Mordecai but omits Elizabeth and Larkin, gives no middle initial to Amanda, Mary 
' and Thomas, and calls Frances-Katharine, "Katharine." 


the trade of blacksmithing. A part of this farm he sold, Dec. 24, 
1814, and the remainder he, with his wife Mary, conveyed Apr. 
27, 1820, to John F. Foster. (Fayette County Deeds, Book F, 
p. 446; Book M, p. 496.) He removed to Greene county and 
continued to farm there until 1853, when he removed to Car- 
michaels, where he continued to live until his death. 

He married, in 1812, Mary Evans, whose parentage has not 
been learned, nor her birthplace. She was born May 9, 1791, and 
died Oct. 3, 1870, at Carmichaels. She was living at the time 
of her marriage with Mr. John Handshaw or Henshaw; hence 
some have thought her name to have been Handshaw, but 
family papers in the possession of Mr. Horace-Greely Lincoln 
establish her name as Evans. (Records of Horace-Greely Lin- 
coln, adaga agf.) 

Children, born: a-d at North Union; e-g at Carmichaels: 

adaga aa. James-Handshaw, born Sept. 15, 1813. 

adaga ah. Elizabeth, born Nov. 4, 1815; died Apr. 15, 1911, at Smithfield, 
Pa.; married, January, 1843, at North Union, William, son of William 
Carson of North Union, a native of Ireland. He was born at Dunbar, Pa. ; 
and died Dec. 5, 1871, at North Union, where he had lived. He was a 

Children, born at North Union : 
a. Mary-Bianco, born Apr. 16, 1845; mar. Joseph-Crawford 

h. Lucius- Alexandria, born Nov. 28, 1846; mar. Fannie Gaddis. 

c. Sara-Frances, born Nov. 30, 1849; mar. Harry-Benjamin 

d. Annie-Elizabeth, born July 26, 1851; mar. John- William 

e. Luther-Lincoln, born March 14, 1854; mar Jennie-Lydia 

/. Smith-Fuller, born Oct. 17, 1857; died July 4, 1881, unmarried. 
g. Matilda, born Sept. 20, 1859; died Feb. 29, 1860. 
adaga ac. Ann, born May 1, 1817; died March, 1844, unmarried. 
adaga ad. Mary, born Feb. 13, 1819; died Dec. 17, 1899, unmarried. 
adaga ae. Matilda, born Nov. 30, 1820; died May 4, 1910, at Carmichaels; 

married (1) James Watson; (2) A. Grim. She had no children. 
adaga af. Sarah, born Jan. 28, 1823; died in 1906, at Coal Center, Pa.; 
married at Carmichaels, Luther, son of Luther and Eliza (McClain) 
Axtell of Washington, Pa., born 1821, at Washington; died March, 1886, 
at Coal Center, where they had lived. He was a Cumberland Presby- 
terian minister. b 
Children, born at Jacktown, Pa. : ^ 
a. Sebastian, died aged 12 years. 

6. Thomas-Lincoln, born 1851; died Sept. 26, 1904. r 

c. Mary-Eliza, born August, 1853. | 


d. Luther-Melancthon, born Jan. 9, 1855; mar. Lillian-May 
adaga ag. Thomas-Boone, born March 16, 1825. 

adaga c. Abraham, son of Benjamin (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Oaves) Lincoln of North 
Union, Pa., born at North Union; died in 1864, at Lemont, Pa. 
He lived on the ''Old Bailey" farm, on the side of the mountain 
in North Union. 

He married Martha Cole, of whom nothing can now be learned 
except that she died before her husband, of a cancer. Some of 
the family say that Mr. Lincoln died in the late forties. The 
family Bible, if any ever existed, cannot now be found, and no 
dates have been preserved. Abraham seems to have been the 
black sheep of the family, and none of the information here given 
of his children has been confirmed. It was all obtained by 
personal interviews, and much of it cannot be considered reliable. 
Mrs. Sophia Barnes was the only one of Abraham's children who 
was living in 1915, and her memory was very poor. 

Children, born at North Union: 

adaga ca. Sarah, died at Dunbar, Pa. ; married Samuel Martin. They lived 
at Dunbar. 

Children, born at Dunbar: 
a. Jasper. 
6. Luther; was married. 

c. John. 

d. James. 

e. Lincoln; was married. 

/. Elizabeth; married George Darnell. 
g. Martha; married a Mr. Harding. 
h. Calvin. 
and four others. 
adaga cb. Elizabeth; married Charles Steward and died in Missouri. He 
was a millwright. They had many children, of whom nothing is known. 
adaga cc. Phoebe, born Feb. 9, 1823; died Aug. 29, 1893; married OHver 
Blackburn, who was born July 6, 1805, and died Sept. 24, 1884. They 
lived at Percy, Pa. He was a cooper and was in the army during the 
Civil war. (Dates furnished by a granddaughter, Mrs. R. W. Jones of 
Uniontown, Pa.) 

Children, born at Percy: 

a. Phoebe; mar. (1) Allen Stewart; (2) Daniel Cole. 

b. James, born March 22, 1847; was married. 

c. Kate; married Jacob Cole. 

d. Martha; married Aaron Renshaw. 

e. Ellen; married Silas Hebb. 
/. Mary- Jane; died unmarried. 


g. John; married and removed to California. 
h. George; married Frances Joab. 
adaga cd. Benjamin. He went to Missouri, married and had two daughters. 

He has not been heard from for twenty-five years or more. 
adaga ce. Hannah; died May 24, 1865, at Lemont, Pa.; married Benjamin 
Kernoghan or Cunningham, who died in 1902. He was a farmer. They 
hved near Lemont. 

Children, born at Lemont: 

o. Abraham; was twice married. His first wife was a Miss Ogle. 

b. Martha-Elizabeth, born Nov. 16, 1850. 

c. William. 

d. George, born Apr. 3, 1853. 

e. Sturgeon. 

/. Mary-Catharine, died July 12, 1874. 
g. Robert, born Apr. 10, 1858; living, 1915, unmarried. 
h. Rhoda, born Dec. 15, 1860; died Apr. 7, 1870. 
adaga cf. Catherine; married (1) William Swords; (2) David Minick; (3) 
Patrick Reagan. She had no children by her third husband. 
Children, by first husband: 
a. Lincoln Swords. 
h. George Swords; living, 1915, at Brownsville, Pa. 

c. Martha Swords; married William Boyd. 
Children, by second husband : 

d. John Minick; living, 1915, at Brownsville, Pa. 

adaga eg. Mary; died March, 1907, at Hopwood, Pa.; married, Dec. 23, 
1858, at Dunbar, Pa., William, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Coal) ' 
Jacobs of Dunbar, born 1838 at Dunbar. He was a coal miner. They | 
lived at Hopwood. 

Children, born: a at Lemont; 6, c at Hopwood: 
a. Emma, born Aug. 15, 1862; mar. George Uhvy. 
6. Hannah, born Apr. 30, 1866; mar. John Morgan. 
c. William, born Dec. 21, 1869; mar. Elizabeth Hixon. 

(Family Records of William Jacobs, Jr.) ! 
adaga ch. Sophia, born Sept. 6, 1826; living, 1915, at Hopwood, Pa.; mar-; 
ried, 1862, at Uniontown, Pa., John, son of Thomas and Eliza (Trader) ' 
Barnes of Hopwood, born about 1828; living 1915. During the Civil war 
he served for about a year in the infantry, under General Briggs, in the 
Shenandoah valley. He was a miner. 
Children, born in Preston county, Va. : 
a. John-Franklin, born July 15, 1863; unmarried 1915. 
6. Benjamin, born Apr. 3, 1866; mar. Margaret Gofif. 

c. Eliza- Jane, born Sept. 5, 1868; mar. Ewing Noble. 

d. Martha, born July 2, 1872; mar. Theodore Arensburg. 

e. Alice-Lou-Myrtle, born Apr. 24, 1875; living, 1915, unmar- 

adaga g. Mordecai, son of Benjamin {Mordecai, Mordecaij 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Oaves) Lincoln of North 
Union, Pa., born 1801, at North Union; died Oct. 2, 1851, at 
Dunbar, Pa. He lived in Dunbar township, about two and a 


half miles from Dunbar post office, on a small farm of about 
forty acres. 

He married, Nov. 22, 1830, at Dunbar, Jane, daughter of 
Jasper and EKzabeth (Oves)* Gilpin of Oakland, Md., born 
July 2, 1805, at Oakland; died Aug. 3, 1873, at Dawson, Pa., 
in her 68th year. They are both buried in the Lincoln graveyard 
at North Union, with two of their children. The stones are 
inscribed as follows: "Mordecai Lincoln | died Octo. 2nd 1851 { 
aged 50 years." "Jane { wife of J Mordecai Lincoln J died t 
Aug. 2, 1873 t in her 68th year." (A quotation follows too faint 
to read.) ''Nancy A. | Dau. of Mordeca & Jane { Lincoln { 
died t June 15, 1865 J in her 29th year." (A faint quotation 
follows.) ''Phoebe A. Lincoln t died Feb. 5th 1852 J aged 3 

Mr. Lincoln died intestate. At the time of his death he was 
preparing to sell his farm and remove to Illinois. In addition to 
farming he worked at cabinet-making, and he left his family in 
moderate circumstances. The farm in Dunbar, on which he 
lived, was sold to him by his mother, Elizabeth Lincoln, Jan. 
12, 1830, a few months before he was married. The con- 
sideration was $400. Elizabeth had purchased the farm March 1, 
1823. (Fayette County Deeds, Book R, p. 345; Information 
of Mrs. Elizabeth [Lincoln] Haldeman, adaga ge.) 

The will of Jane Lincoln of Dawson Borough, Fayette county, 
was dated July 26, 1873, and proved Aug. 9, 1873. By it she 
provides as follows: "after all debts are paid Abigail must have 
$150, after which Rhoda Watson my daughter must have $1. 
and Edward Lincoln $1. and Mordica Lincoln $1. and Benjamin 
Lincoln $1. and Thomas Lincoln $1. The balance of my estate 
to be equally divided among my three girls, viz. Abigail, EHza 
and Matilda." Administration was granted to Abigail Lincoln. 
(Fayette County Wills, vol. iv, pp. 457-8.) 

A petition of Jehu B. Watson in right of his wife Rhoda Wat- 
son, daughter of Mordecai Lincoln, deceased, dated in March, 
1870,. gives further information of this family. The petition 
recites that Mordecai Lincoln died on the — day of October 1852 
[sic] intestate, leaving a widow, Jane Lincoln, and the following 
children: Rhoda married to the petitioner, Mordecai Lincoln, 

♦So given but perhaps by error, confusing her with Mordecai's mother. 


Eliza Lincoln, Edward Lincoln, Matilda Lincoln, Benjamin 
Lincoln and Abigail Lincoln, all of whom reside in Fayette 
county except Benjamin Lincoln who resides in Oswego, Kansas 
[sic]; Agnes Lincoln who died since her father, unmarried and 
without issue; and Henry Lincoln who also died since the death 
of his father, leaving a widow Hulda Lincoln and one child 
Charles F. Lincoln, who is a minor and has no guardian and 
resides with his mother. (Fayette County, Orphans' Court 
Records, vol. 8, p. 86.) 

The family Bible of Mordecai Lincoln cannot be found, and 
the dates of the births of the children are not all known. They 
are given here in the right order, however, on the authority of 
members of the family. 

Children, born at Dunbar: 

adaga ga. Henry, bom 1832. 

adaga gb. Rhoda, born Feb. 11, 1834 (her son says 1836) ; died Feb. 18, 1901, 
in South Union township, Pa,; married, Sept. 3, 1857, at Uniontown, 
Pa., Jehu-Brownfield, son of Benjamin and Lidia (Sutton) Watson of 
Uniontown, born Apr. 19, 1832, at Uniontown; died Oct. 23, 1887, at 
Uniontown. In his younger days he was a teamster on the old turnpike, 
between Uniontown and Cumberland. Later he was a farmer. They 
lived at Uniontown. Her will, dated Sept. 12, 1896, proved March 6, 
1902, names: daughter Jennie; sons Charles, Henry and Robert; daugh- 
ter Fannie; and names son Charles executor. (Fayette County Wills, 
vol. xii, p. 316; Family Records of William-Henry Watson, adaga gha.) 
Children, born: a-g at Dunbar; h at Pennsville, Pa.: 

a. William-Henry, born Sept. 15, 1858; mar. Mary Smith. 

b. Mary-Frances, born Oct. 20, 1860; mar. John Robinson. 

c. Benjamin-Milton, born Oct. 7, 1862; died Apr. 7, 1866. 

d. Robert-Hagan, born Aug. 24, 1864; mar. Anna Sutton. 

e. James-Darby, born Oct. 28, 1866; died Jan. 27, 1889, unmarried. 
/. Lydia-Jane, born Feb. 12, 1869; mar. William Read. 

g. MiNEBANCA, born Feb. 20, 1872; died Apr. 22, 1892, unmarried. 
h. Charles-Ewing, born Oct. 17, 1876; mar. Eva Burnworth. 

adaga gc. Nancy- Agnes, born 1836; died June 15, 1865, unmarried. 

adaga gd. Mordecai, born Sept. 1, 1838. 

adaga ge. Elizabeth, born March 10, 1842; married, Nov. 1, 1870, at 
Dawson Station, Pa., Edward-Allen*, son of Thomas-Abraham' {Peter- 
Shirley^, Peter^) and Mary-Louisa (Baldwin) Haldeman of Uniontown, 
Pa., born Oct. 2, 1848, near Uniontown. He was educated in the public 
schools and attended one term at Madison and Jefferson college. He 
learned the carriage and wagon making business in his father's shop and 
established a factory of his own, which he sold in the early eighties and 
removed to Kansas, settling first in Ottawa county and engaging in farm- 
ing and stock raising on an extensive scale. In 1890, he was elected 
prosecuting attorney of Ottawa county on the Democratic and Populist 


ticket and, though not a lawyer, filled the office with ability. During his 
term of office he conducted the prosecution of an important murder case, 
against some of the ablest lawyers of Ottawa and SaUne counties, to a 
successful conclusion and secured a conviction of murder in the second 
degree. In 1904, he removed to Concordia in Cloud county, where he 
is now, 1915, living. He has taken an active part in Democratic politics 
for more than fifty years, and his services have been in demand as lec- 
turer and campaign speaker. On his father's side he is of German an- 
cestry, his great-grandfather, Peter Haldeman, coming from Germany at 
an early date. Peter was an ironmonger and was active in developing 
the iron industries of the colonies; his son, Peter-Shirley Haldeman, 
served in the War of 1812, and was badly wounded. On his mother's 
side Mr. Haldeman is descended from David Morgan, a distinguished 
pioneer, revolutionary patriot and Indian fighter, and the first permanent 
settler in Monongalia county, W. Va. (Records of Mrs. Elizabeth 
CLincoln^ Haldeman.) 

Children, born: a-c at Dawson; d at Frost Station, Pa.; e at Stewarts- 
town, W. Va.: 

a. Thomas-Abraham, born Sept. 12, 1871; mar. Cora-Maud Vittor. 

b. Stephen-Brown, born Feb. 28, 1873; mar. Bell Stuterville. 

c. Louisa-Jane, born Feb. 27, 1875; mar. Lewis-Elmer Commer. 

d. Charles-Baldwin, born Feb. 9, 1877; mar. Estella Keyle. 

e. Benjamin-Lincoln, born Dec. 27, 1880; mar. Nellie-May 

adaga gf. Edward-Gilpin, born Aug. 27, 1844. 

adaga gg. Matilda-Frances, born March 15, 1846; died 1887, at Dunbar; 
married, Dec. 1, 1870, at Dunbar, Stephen, son of Thomas Craig of 
Laurel Hill Church, Fayette county. Pa., where he was born. He was a 
farmer at Dunbar and removed, later, to Ohio, where he died. They 
had no children. 

adaga gh. Benjamin-Franklin, born June 11, 1847. 

adaga gi. Thomas-Jefferson, born July 7, 1849. 

adaga gj. Abigail, born Oct. 5, 1850; married, Jan. 18, 1877, at Greensburg, 
Pa., David- William, son of David and Susan-Margaret (Pearl) Powell of 
West Virginia, born Apr. 12, 1851, in West Virginia. They lived for a 
year after marriage at Springfield, Ohio, but removed to Pittsburgh, Pa., 
where they were both living in 1915. He has always been a railroad 

Children, born at Pittsburgh: 
a. Philip-Thales, born May 30, 1878; mar. Edna Kennerseg. 
6. Stephen-Lincoln, born Feb. 14, 1880; unmarried, 1915. 

c. Henry-George, born Oct. 20, 1882; unmarried, 1915. 

d. William, born Sept. 2, 1885; mar. Emily- Wells Scheller. 

c. Charles-Francis, born Sept. 27, 1887; mar. Olive-Frances 

/. Rhoda-Estella, born Aug. 26, 1890; unmarried, 1915. 
adaga gh. Phoebe A., born Feb. 2, 1852; died Feb. 5, 1852. 

adagb d. Jesse, son of John (Mordecai, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Mary (Lafferty) Lincoln of Uniontown, Pa., born 


Aug. 27, 1787, at Uniontown; died Dec. 18, 1869, at Uniontown, 
aged 82 years. He was a farmer and passed his whole Hfe in 
Fayette county. 

He married, Feb. 14, 1811, at Morgantown, Pa., Hannah^, 
daughter of David^ {Cale¥, David}) and Phebe (Lincoln) Jones, 
adaig b, of Morgantown, born June 8, 1794, in Berks county, Pa.; 
died June 17, 1877, at Uniontown. (Genealogy of David Jones, 
pp. 88-90; ''The Lincolns of Fayette County," pp. 20-1.) 

Jesse Lincoln died intestate. The will of Hannah Lincoln of 
Uniontown, dated June 8, 1873, proved June 20, 1877, names: 
daughter Phoebe Bogardus; daughters Mary- Ann Carroll, 
Margaret Oberlin and Martha McCauley; son John; Hetty 
Lincoln, daughter of son John now of Lancaster, Ohio. Executor 
W. Wilson. (Fayette County Wills, Book v, p. 102.) Her 
property was inventoried at $1196.81. 

Jesse and his wife are buried in the Lincoln burying ground at 
North Union, Pa., their stones being thus inscribed: 

''Jesse Lincoln t died t Dec. 18, 1869 J in 82 Year J of his 

"Hannah t Wife of t Jesse Lincoln t Died t June 17 1877 J 
Aged 83 years t 8 days." 

Children, born: a, 6, e-m at Uniontown; c, d at Morgantown, 


adagb da. Jacob-Lafferty, born June 28, 1812 — another record says June 
12 — died during the Civil war. He married Martha Parke (or Parker). 
They hved in eastern Pennsylvania and had no children. 
adagb db. Mary- Ann, born Dec. 20, 1813; died February, 1877, at Millbrook, 
Ohio; married Jacob Carroll. 
a. Alice; married a Mr. Huston. 
6. Lincoln; was married. 
adagb dc. Margaret, born Feb. 28, 1816; died Feb. 9, 1821, at Uniontown. 
adagb dd. David-Jones, born June 29, 1818; died in 1846, by drowning. He 

married in 184 — Harriet Keller but had no children, 
adagb de. Benjamin-Franklin, born Sept. 17, or 20, 1820. 
adagb df. Margaret, born May 13, 1824; died July 29, or 31, 1881, at 
Urbana, Ohio; married Simon OberHn. 
a. Jesse-Lincoln, died yoimg. 
adagb dg. Phebe, born Apr. 30, 1826; died Dec. 24, 1901, at Vanderbilt, Pa. 
(Fayette County Wills, Book 29, p. 492, but another record says March 2, 
1892); married, March 26, 1846, at Uniontown, Philip-Schuyler Bo- 
gardus. They lived at Uniontown. He was a carriage trimmer. His 
father was of Philadelphia, Pa. 


Children, born at Uniontown : 

a. WiNFiELD-ScoTT, bom Sept. 16, 1847; living, 1914, unmarried. 

h. Philip-Schuyler, born Sept. 8, .1849; died Aug. 14, 1856. 

c. Hannah, born March 13, 1851; died Aug. 27, 1856. 

d. Martha-Emily, born Jan. 18, 1853; died July 9, 1854. 

e. Benjamin-Franklin, born Aug. 20, 1854; died Aug. 19, 1856. 
/. Jesse-Lincoln, born Sept. 26, 1856; mar. Annie Lantz. 

g. Samuel-Lincoln, born Nov. 3, 1858; mar. Emily-Elizabeth 

h. Caroline- Winters, born Dec. 30, 1860; mar. John-Parkhill 

i. Amanda, born July 13, 1863; died Jan. 28, 1864. 
adagb dh. John-Patterson, born Feb. 18 or 28, 1828. 
adagh di. Martha-Louise, born May 5, 1830; died November, 1914, at 
Urbana, Ohio; married (1) Jesse-Taylor Bailes of Brownsville, Pa., who 
died at Brownsville by drowning. They lived at Uniontown. 

She married (2), Dec. 29, 1859, John C. McCauley of Urbana, where he 
died about 1912. 

Child, by iGirst husband : 

a. William-Jesse Bailes, born May 5, 1854; died Aug. 21, 1856. 
Children, by second husband: 

h. Harry-Lincoln McCauley, born Dec. 2, 1860; died Jan. 4, 1863. 
c. Benjamin-Lincoln McCauley, born Feb. 19, 1864; died May 
18, 1880. 
adagb dj. Richard-Stokes, born Feb. 18, 1832. 
adaqb dk. Amanda, born Sept. 5, 1834; died Jan. 31, 1863, unmarried. 
adagh dl. Edward, born Jan. (or Feb.) 13, 1837; died Oct. 8, 1838. 
adagh dm. Samuel-Jones, born May 13, 1840; left home and was never 
heard of afterwards. He was in the U. S. navy during the Civil war. 

adagb f. William, son of John (Mordecai, Mordecai, Mor- 
decai, Samuel) and Mary (Lafferty) Lincoln of Uniontown, Pa., 
born Oct. 11, 1790, at North Union, Pa.; died February, 1867, 
at Westville Center, N. Y. He served in the War of 1812 at the 
battle of Plattsburg. After the war he went to Grand Isle, Vt., 
and thence to Westville Center in Franklin county, N. Y., where 
he passed the rest of his life. He was a farmer. 

He married, March, 1832, at Westville Center, Diadama, 
daughter of Ira and Diadama Briggs of Westville Center, where 
she was born in 1810, and where she died in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. 
Lincoln adopted a boy, Reuben Chellis, who was born Jan. 31, 
1854, and who was living, 1915, at Malone, N. Y. (Records of 
WiUiam-Harrison Lincoln, adagh fb.) 

Children, born at Westville Center: 

adagb fa. Ira-Briggs, born Apr. 1, 1833. He served as a member of Battery 
D, 1st New York light artillery, in the Civil war and was honorably dis- 


charged May 25, 1865. He then settled in Saginaw, Mich., where he has 
resided ever since. He was engaged in the lumber business but is now, 
1915, retired. 

He married, August, 1864, at Westville Center, Ann-Eliza (Taylor) 
Foy, daughter of Horace and Lucetta (Erskine) Taylor of Bridgeport, 
Vt., born March 27, 1843, at Weybridge, Vt.; Hving, 1915. They have 
had no children. By her first husband Mrs. Lincoln had a daughter, 
Lillian Foy. 
adagb fb. William-Harrison, born Dec. 14, 1837. 

adagh fc. Mary-Jemima, born May 21, 1839; died in 1880 at Saginaw, 
Mich. She married (1), at Westville Center, Robert King of Westville, 
a farmer. No record of his death has been found. She married (2), in 
1878 at Saginaw, a Mr. Giles, said to have been an employee on a steamer 
on the great lakes and a Roman Catholic. A daughter was born to them 
on the steamer and the mother died. The father's people took the child 
and she has been lost sight of by the Lincoln family. 
Child, by first husband, born at Westville : 
a. George F. King, born Sept. 14, 1862. 
adagb fd. Lydia, born Jan. 7, 1842; died Nov. 20, 1877, at Westville Center; 
married (1), at Westville Center, Charles N., son of Charles and Olive 
(Briggs) Johnson of Westville Center, where they continued to live. 
He kept a general store. She married (2), March 14, 1872, at Chicopee, 
Mass., Andrew-Witherspoon, son of John and Sarah (Martin) Learment 
of Westville Center, born 1838, at Moons, N. Y.; living, 1916, in Dakota. 
(Records of Mrs. Frederick-Russell Hitchcock, adagb fdb; Mass. Vital 

Children, by first husband, born at Westville Center: 
a. Mary-Libbie Johnson; died about January, 1866. 
6. May-Lib Johnson (usually called Elizabeth-Libbie), born Feb. 
28, 1866; mar. Frederick-Russell Hitchcock. 
Children, by second husband, born: c, d at Chicopee; e at Westville: 

c. Andrew A. Learment, born Nov. 26, 1873; died Jan. 11, 1874. 

d. A son, born Nov. 26, 1874; died same day. 

e. A CHILD, still-born November, 1877. 

adagb fe. Oscar-Samuel, born Oct. 10, 1844. He served in the Civil war 
and was honorably discharged from service in May, 1865. He married 
at Carrollton, Mich., Lucy Deno, but the marriage was not a happy one 
and they separated after a few years. They had no children. In 1900 
he went to the Black Hills and has not been heard from since. 

adagb h. Patterson, son of John {Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Mary (Lafferty) Lincoln of Uniontown, 
Pa., born about 1794, at Uniontown; died in Nebraska. He was 
a farmer and passed the first half of his life in Union township, 
where he and his brother John purchased, Oct. 20, 1829, of 
James Hankins and Mary his wife, fifteen acres of land, which 
the two brothers continued to hold in common until John^s 
death in 1846. Patterson then presented a petition in Orphans' 
Court for procedure to enable him to sell the land. This petition 


already quoted under the notice of his father, John, adagh, gives 
considerable information of Patterson's brothers and sisters. 
On June 16, 1853, Patterson Lincoln and Margaret his wife gave 
a deed of the whole lot, in which they recite the foregoing facts; 
but the transaction was not completed until March 20, 1857. 
Soon after selling his lands in Fayette county he is said to have 
removed West and to have lived, finally, in Nebraska, where he 
died at an advanced age. 

He married, about 1845, in Fayette county, Margaret Hedden 
of Upper Middletown, Pa., of whom nothing further has been 
learned. The following list of their children is given on the 
authority of the late James-Minor Lincoln of Wareham, Mass. 
No one has as yet been found who can give further information 
of this family. (Fayette County Deeds, Book R, p. 249; Book 6, 
p. 548; Book 29, p. 434.) 

Children : 

adagb ha. Daniel-Boone, born about 1846. He served in the Union army 

in the Civil war. 

adagh Kb. John. 

adagh he. Mary- Jane. 

adagh hd. William, 

adagh he. Err-Ralston. 

adagh hf. Abigail. 

adagb 1. Lafferty, son of John (Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Mary (Lafferty) Lincoln of Uniontown, 
Pa., born in 1806, at Uniontown; died in 1869, in Hamilton 
county, Ohio, aged 63 years. 

He married in Greene county, Ohio, Mary-Jane Hemmick 
and was living in Greene county in 1848. 

The only information that has been obtained of this family 
was collected by the late James-Minor Lincoln of Wareham, 
Mass., a descendant from Thomas Lincoln, the miller, who 
devoted many years to the compilation of a genealogy of his 
ancestor's family. He believed until a few years before his 
death that the President was of his family and therefore had 
done some work on the Pennsylvania Lincolns, the results of 
which he kindly turned over to the writer. Lafferty's children, 
like those of his brother Patterson, have been entirely lost to 
their Pennsylvania cousins. 



adagh la. John. 

adagh lb. David. 

adagh Ic. William. 

adagh Id. Charles. 

adagh le. Augustus. 

adagh If. George. 

adahb b. William, son of Thomas (Thomas, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Priscilla (Dickinson) Lincoln of Atglen, 
Pa., date of birth unknown; died at Platte ville, Wis. He is said 
to have had a twin sister, Amelia, but this is not confirmed. 
The dates of birth and death of his brother Joseph have been by 
some incorrectly assigned to him. 

He married (1) Lydia Myers, who died in 1815. He married 
(2) Elizabeth DuRoss, who was, perhaps, of Romansville, Ches- 
ter county, Pa., but more probably of Montgomery county. 
William Lincoln was a cabinet-maker by occupation. He lived 
at Atglen but late in life removed to Platteville, where several 
of his brothers had already settled. (Information of Miss Anna 
T Lincoln, adahb hde.) 

Children, by first wife, born at Atglen: 

adahh ha. Sarah; married and went to the South. Her husband was a black- 
adahb bb. George-Vashtine, born Nov. 11, 1811. 
adahb be. Thomas, born March 7, 1813. 

Children, by second wife, born in Lancaster county. Pa. : 

adahb bd. German-Dickinson, born Apr. 9, 1822. 

adahh he. Margaretta, born May 22, 1826; died Oct. 2, 1896, at New York 
City; married Lewis Evans. He was a farmer. They lived at West Ches- 
ter, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. The marriage proved unhappy and they 

Child, born at West Chester: 

a. Annie-DuRoss, born Oct. 27, 1845; mar. Joseph Bellah. 
Some members of the family think there was another son, William, the 
youngest of the family. 

adahb d. Thomas, son of Thomas (Thomas, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Priscilla (Dickinson) Lincoln of Atglen, 
Pa., born in 1790, in Chester county. Pa; died March 30, 1862, 
at Montfort, Wis., aged 72 years. He was a stone mason by 


|, He was twice married and but little is known of either wife. 

B The first was a Miss McNeal, whom he married in Pennsylvania 
about 1815, and who died there in 1823. His second wife was a 
widow, Mrs. Susan Hudson, by whom he had no children and 
of whose birth, parentage and death nothing has been learned. 
Some of the family think her maiden name was Susan Moore. 

t (Information of Martha-Elizabeth Lincoln, adahh fag.) 
Children, by first wife, born in Chester county. Pa. : 

adahh da. Elizabeth, born 1817; died Nov. 1, 1901, at Fairport, Mo., un- 
adahb db. Samuel, born May 7, 1819. 
adahb dc. John, born 1821. 

adahb f. Samuel, son of Thomas (Thomas, Mordecai, 
Mordecai, Samuel) and Priscilla (Dickinson) Lincoln of Atglen, 
Pa., born Sept. 26, 1793, at Atglen; died Aug. 31, 1849, at Mount 
Vernon, Ohio. He was a blacksmith and farmer and lived, 
first, near Parkesburg, Pa., but later removed to Mount Vernon 
and passed the rest of his life there. He is said to have been 
twice married but nothing is known of his first wife. 

He married (2), March 13, 1831, Eliza, daughter of James 

and Mary- Jane (Eagle) Moore of Chester county, Pa., born 

March 14, 1810; died Feb. 23, 1899, at Amity, Mo., where she 

had been living for two years, with her son James. She married 

(2), Jan. 20, 1853, Jacob Ilgenfritz but by him had no children. 

He had children by a first wife who were raised by Mrs. Lincoln. 

Her mother, Mary-Jane Eagle, was of German extraction. 

(Records of Mrs. Edith-Olivia [Lincoln] Beatty, adahb fad,) 

I Children, born: a, h near Parkesburg; c, d unknown: 

adahb fa. James-Moore, born May 13, 1832. 

adahb fb. John-Wesley, born Oct. 19, 1835. 

' adahb fc. Mary-Elizabeth, born Sept. 20, 1841; died Oct. 10, 1843. 

> I adahb fd. Samuel-Humphrey, born Feb. 3, 1845; died Apr. 16, 1845. 


adahb g. Azariah, son of Thomas (Thomas, Mordecai, 

Mordecai, Samuel) and Priscilla (Dickinson) Lincoln of Atglen, 

1^1 Pa., born Sept. 26, 1793, at Atglen; died Oct. 9, 1862, at Mont- 

i' fort, Wis., "aged sixty nine years, thirteen days." (From 

,. gravestone at ''Old Rock Church.") He Hved at Atglen until 

1833, when he removed to Wayne county, Ohio, and thence, 



in 1839, to Lawrence county, 111., where he lived for four years. 
In 1843 he again removed, this time to Platteville, Wis., whence, 
later, he went to Montfort where he passed the remainder of 
his life, Montfort being then known as Wingville. He was a 
farmer and blacksmith. (Information of Abraham-Dickinson 
Lincoln, adahb gcd.) 

He married, Oct. 28, 1819, at Atglen, Mary, daughter of John 
and Margaret (Dickinson) Miles of Chester county, Pa., born 
March 10, 1795; died Nov. 30, 1877, at Montfort, aged eighty- 
two years, eight months, twenty days. (Records of James- 
Minor Lincoln, Wareham, Mass., and Henry-Philip Lincoln, 
adahf daa.) 

Children, born at Atglen: 

adahh ga. John, born Oct. 23, 1820; died Aug. 17, 1822. 

adahb gb. Thomas, born Jan. 7, 1822. 

adahb gc. Dickinson, born Oct. 11, 1823. 

adahb gd. Elizabeth, born Apr. 16, 1825; died Oct. 28, 1896, at Platteville, 
Wis.; married, Nov. 20, 1845, at Belmont, Wis., Putnam, son of James^ 
and Nancy (McLure) David of Iowa coimty, Wis., born June 12, 1818, in 
Center county. Pa.; died March 9, 1908, at Platteville. They lived at, 
Platteville. He was a farmer. They had no children. (Records of Clara-, 
Elizabeth Smith, adahb ghf.) > 

adahb ge. Joseph-Hgllis, born Feb. 10, 1827. 

adahb gf. Margaret, born Oct. 25, 1829; died Apr. 21, 1858, at Livingston, 
Wis. ; married, 1857, at Livingston, Oliver-Perry, son of James and Nancy- 
(McLure) David of Livingston, born Oct. 27, 1828, at Jeromeville, Ohio; 
died Sept. 19, 1908, at Montfort, Wis. He was a farmer. They had na 
children. (Ibid.) i 

adahb gg. Samuel, born May 11, 1831 ; died 1894. He was married and had at' 
daughter Emily, who was living, 1915, at Stitzer, Wis. 

adahb gh. Sarah-Priscilla, born Oct. 22, 1833; died Nov. 8, 1866, at Livings-^ 
ton. Wis. ; married, Apr. 29, 1852, at Livingston, Walter-Lorraine, son of 
Ralph T. and Louisa-Lavina (Simons) Smith, born June 12, 1829, in 
Ohio; died Sept. 13, 1865, at Marshall, Iowa. He was a farmer. They 
lived for a short time in Noble county, Ind., removing before 1854 to 
Iowa county. Wis., near Livingston. {Ibid.) 

Children, born: a in Noble Co., Ind.; b, c, e, /, in Iowa Co., Wis.; d at 
Montfort, Wis. : 

a. Albert-Francis, born Oct. 4, 1852; mar. Ahce-Jane Dinsdale. 

b. Mary-Lavina, born Oct. 18, 1854; mar. James- Allen Hartsook. 

c. Putnam-David, born Aug. 11, 1857; mar. Mabel Prescott 

d. Lucy-Adelia, born July 31, 1859; mar. Joseph- Alexander 

e. Agnes-Irene, born Apr. 18, 1862; died Jan. 18, 1887, unmar- 

/. Clara-Elizabeth, born Feb. 12, 1866; living, 1915, unmarried 


adahc a. John, son of Mishal {Thomas, Mordecai, Mordecai, 
Samuel) and Rachel (Thompson) Lincoln of Laurelton, Pa., 
born Jan. or June 30, 1782, in Berks county. Pa.; died Aug. 19, 
1862, at Laurelton, "aged eighty years." He was taken by his 
parents to Buffalo Valley (then in Northumberland, now in 
Union county), the year after his birth, and received whatever 
school education he had at Mifflinburg, in the subscription 
schools then in vogue. After his marriage he owned and resided 
on a farm about three miles southeast of Mifflinburg. In 1826 
his father-in-law gave him a farm in Hartley township, now 
owned by John-Lincoln Knight, adahc abb, on which he made his 
home until his death. For nearly a half century he and his wife 
were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The cozy 
church building with cemetery attached, known as the Lincoln 
Methodist Episcopal Church or Lincoln Chapel, was named 
in his honor, being located on land given by him for that purpose. 
(From memoranda furnished by Richard-VanBuskirk Lincoln, 
adahc aa, to James-Minor Lincoln of Wareham, Mass.; Hist, of 
Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys, vol. ii, p. 1396.) 

He married, June 3, 1819, Hannah, daughter of Richard and 
Hannah (Kelly) VanBuskirk of Mifflinburg, Pa., born March 20, 
1801, at Mifflinburg; died March 20, 1880, near Swengel, Lewis 
township. Pa., "aged seventy nine years." (Records of James- 
Minor Lincoln, Wareham, Mass.) 

Children, born at Mifflinburg: 

adahc aa. Richard-VanBuskirk, born Dec. 18, 1822. 
adahc ah. Rachel-Thompson, born Jan. 13, 1825; died Oct. 17, 1875, near 
Laurelton, Pa.; married, June 29, 1842, Samuel H. Knight of Hartleton 
Borough, Union county. Pa. He was a physician. 

a. Hannah, born June 14, 1843; died 1860. 
6. John-Lincoln, born June 7, 1849. 
adahc ac. Catherine-Elizabeth, born Oct. 20, 1829; married, June 3, 1846, 
W. R. HaKpenny of Hartley township, Pa., or perhaps of Lewisburgh, Pa. 
They lived in Union county, Pa. 
Children : 

a. Mary-Hannah, born Aug. 10, 1847. 

b. John-Lincoln, born May 7, 1850. 

c. James-Milton, born June 6, 1853. 

adahc b. Thomas, son of Mishal {Thomas , Mordecai, Mor- 
decai, Samuel) and Rachel (Thompson) Lincoln of Mifflinburg, 


Pa., born Nov. 1, 1795, at Mifflinburg; died 1852, at Circleville, 
Pickaway county, Ohio, whither he had removed in 1840. He 
married but nothing has been learned of his wife. Letters to 
members of this family have received no attention. 
Children : 

adahc ha. Solomon; married at Circleville, Ohio, Malinda Morris and re- 
moved to Mt. Pulaski, 111., in 1853. 
Children : 
a. John. 
h. Rachel. 

adahc hb. John, married, in 1853, at Circleville, Malinda Morris, a niece of 
his brother Solomon's wife. He removed to Mt. Pulaski, 111., and was 
president of the First National Bank there. He had four children, one 
of whom, C. W. Lincoln, was cashier of the same bank. 

adahc be. Sarah, married, in 1853, at Circleville, Samuel Morris, brother 
of her brother Solomon's wife. They removed to Mt. Pulaski, 111. They 
had six children: three at Circleville and three at Mt. Pulaski. 

adahc bd. Rose, married Samuel Morris, brother of her brother John's wife. 
They lived at Circleville, where he was cashier of the Third National 

adahf c. John, son of Joseph {Thomas, Mordecai